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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Breeding, Genetics, Stock Improvement and Management of Russian Honey Bees for Mite and Small Hive Beetle Control and Pollination

Location: Honey Bee Breeding, Genetics, and Physiology Research

Title: Selected techniques and protocols in American foulbrood research

item De Graaf, Dirk
item Alippi, Adrianna
item Antunez, Karina
item Aronstein, Katherine
item Budge, Giles
item Dekoker, Dieter
item De Smet, Lina
item Dingman, Douglas
item Evans, Jay
item Foster, Leonard
item Funfhaus, Anne
item Garcia-gonzalez, Eva
item Gregoric, Ales
item Human, Hannelie
item Murray, Keith
item Nguyen, Bach Kim
item Poppinga, Lena
item Spivak, Marla
item Vanengelsdorf, Dennis
item Wilkins, Selwyn
item Genersch, Elke

Submitted to: The COLOSS BEEBOOK- standard methodologies in Apis mellifera research
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/2/2013
Publication Date: 2/1/2013
Citation: De Graaf, D.C., Alippi, A.M., Antunez, K., Aronstein, K.A., Budge, G., Dekoker, D., De Smet, L., Dingman, D.W., Evans, J.D., Foster, L.J., Funfhaus, A., Garcia-Gonzalez, E., Gregoric, A., Human, H., Murray, K.D., Nguyen, B., Poppinga, L., Spivak, M., Vanengelsdorf, D., Wilkins, S., Genersch, E. 2013. In Vincent Dietemann, James D. Ellis and Peter Neumann (Editors) "Standard methods for Apis mellifera pests and pathogens", "Selected techniques and protocols in American foulbrood research", The COLOSS BEEBOOK, Volume II.

Interpretive Summary: In this paper we describe the disease symptoms and protocols commonly used in research of honey bee bacterial disease, American foulbrood. This is one of the most devastating diseases of the honey bee. It is caused by the spore-forming, Gram-positive rod-shaped bacterium Paenibacillus larvae.

Technical Abstract: In this chapter, selected techniques and protocols for American foulbrood research are provided, mostly in a recipe-like format that permits easy implementation in the laboratory.

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