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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: Standard methods for fungal brood disease research

item Jensen, Annettte
item Aronstein, Katherine
item Flores, Jose
item Vojvodic, Svjetlana
item Palacio, Maria
item Spivak, Marla

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.

Last Modified: 10/17/2017
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