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Title: Standard methods for fungal brood disease research

item JENSEN, ANNETTTE - Copenhagen University
item Aronstein, Katherine
item FLORES, JOSE - Universidad De Cordoba
item VOJVODIC, SVJETLANA - University Of Arizona
item PALACIO, MARIA - National University Of Mar Del Plata
item SPIVAK, MARLA - University Of Minnesota

Submitted to: Journal of Apicultural Research
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/12/2012
Publication Date: 1/2/2013
Citation: Jensen, A.B., Aronstein, K.A., Flores, J.M., Vojvodic, S., Palacio, M., Spivak, M. 2013. Standard methods for fungal brood disease research. Journal of Apicultural Research. 52(1).

Interpretive Summary: It also contains photographs, drawings and illustrations to assist bee-extension personnel and bee scientists in the control of diseases caused by these pathogens. Both of these diseases are commonly found in bee colonies and can result in severe reduction of colony population, and thus overall colony productivity.

Technical Abstract: In this paper we describe the disease symptoms and protocols commonly used in research of honey bee fungal diseases chalkbrood and stonebrood, caused by Ascosphaera apis and Aspergillus spp. respectively.