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Title: Selected techniques and protocols in American foulbrood research

item DE GRAAF, DIRK - Ghent University
item ALIPPI, ADRIANNA - National University Of Laplata
item ANTUNEZ, KARINA - University Of Montevideo
item Aronstein, Katherine
item BUDGE, GILES - Central Science Laboratory
item DEKOKER, DIETER - Ghent University
item DE SMET, LINA - Ghent University
item DINGMAN, DOUGLAS - University Of Connecticut
item EVANS, JAY - US Department Of Agriculture (USDA)
item FOSTER, LEONARD - University Of British Columbia
item FUNFHAUS, ANNE - Institute For Bee Research
item GARCIA-GONZALEZ, EVA - Institute For Bee Research
item GREGORIC, ALES - Agricultural Institute Of Slovenia
item HUMAN, HANNELIE - University Of Pretoria
item MURRAY, KEITH - US Department Of Agriculture (USDA)
item NGUYEN, BACH KIM - University Of Liege
item POPPINGA, LENA - Institute For Bee Research
item SPIVAK, MARLA - University Of Minnesota
item VANENGELSDORF, DENNIS - University Of Maryland
item WILKINS, SELWYN - Central Science Laboratory
item GENERSCH, ELKE - Institute For Bee Research

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.