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Title: Standard methodologies for virus research in Apis mellifera

Author
item Demiranda, Joachim - Swedish University Of Agricultural Sciences
item Bailey, Leslie - Retired Non ARS Employee
item Ball, Brenda - Retired Non ARS Employee
item Blanchard, Philippe - French Food And Safety Agency(AFSSA)
item Budge, Gile - The Food And Environment Research Agency
item Chejanovsky, Nor - Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center
item Chen, Yanping - Judy
item Vandooremalen, Coby - Plant Research International - Netherlands
item Gauthier, Laurent - Swiss Bee Research Center
item Genersch, Elke - Institute For Bee Research
item Degraaf, Dirk - Ghent University
item Kramer, Matthew
item Ribiere, Magali - French Food And Safety Agency(AFSSA)
item Ryabov, Eugene - University Of Warwick
item De Smet, Lina - Ghent University
item Van Der Steen, Jm - Plant Research International - Netherlands

Submitted to: Journal of Apicultural Research
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/15/2012
Publication Date: 4/20/2013
Citation: Demiranda, J.R., Bailey, L., Ball, B.V., Blanchard, P., Budge, G., Chejanovsky, N., Chen, Y., Vandooremalen, C., Gauthier, L., Genersch, E., Degraaf, D., Kramer, M.H., Ribiere, M., Ryabov, E., De Smet, L., Van Der Steen, J.J. 2013. Standard methodologies for virus research in Apis mellifera. Journal of Apicultural Research. 52(4):1-55. DOI 10.3896/IBRA.1.52.4.22.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The international research network COLOSS (Prevention of honey bee COlony LOSSes) was established to coordinate efforts towards improving the health of western honey bee at the global level. The COLOSS BEEBOOK contains a collection of chapters intended to standardized methodologies for monitoring and research on honey bee colony losses. This virus chapter combines the laboratory and field methods for honey bee virus propagation, purification, survey, detection, and bioassay. The chapter should be a valuable resource for students, scientists, apiary inspectors who work on honey bees.