Submitted to: Plant and Animal Genome Conference
Publication Type: Abstract only
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/14/2009
Publication Date: 1/9/2010
Citation: Ben-Chanoch, E., Ellis, J.D., Glick, E., Hunter, W.B., Maori, E., Paldi, N., Sela, I., Yarden, G. 2010 [abstract]. Demonstrating effective RNAi product line to control honeybee colony collapse factors. Plant and Animal Genome XVIII Conference, January 9-13, 2010, San Diego, California. p. 18. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: The Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) phenomenon affecting honey bees is still not fully understood, but there is a strong consensus that some specific pathogens and pests are major contributing factors to colony losses. Viruses, microsporidia, and the Varroa mite are considered the top three contributors to the phenomena. The company Beeologics has developed a generic technology platform which is utilized to introduce a full RNAi product-line targeting all three pathogenic groups. Developing the product (called Remebee) required acquiring know-how in all aspects of RNAi product introduction. This presentation will provide the main methodology and proofs in our goal to reduce the major pests associated with honeybee colony losses.