project . 2021 - 2026 . On going

BeePath

Impact of vector-mediated transmission on the evolution and ecology of a bee virus
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  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 864642 Call for proposal: ERC-2019-COG
  • Funded under: H2020 | ERC | ERC-COG Overall Budget: 1,999,530 EURFunder Contribution: 1,999,530 EUR
  • Status: On going
  • Start Date
    01 Mar 2021
    End Date
    28 Feb 2026
  • Detailed project information (CORDIS)
Description
The emergence of novel transmission routes is likely to have profound impacts on the ecology and evolution of infectious diseases, with potentially dramatic effects on host populations. This might be particularly drastic when transmission changes from direct to vector-borne transmission, where prevalence and virulence are expected to increase. Despite its importance for disease control, we lack empirical and theoretical understanding of this process. The emergence of Varroa destructor in honeybees provides a unique opportunity to study how a novel vector affects pathogen ecology and evolution: this ectoparasitic mite is a novel vector for Deformed Wing Virus (DW...
Description
The emergence of novel transmission routes is likely to have profound impacts on the ecology and evolution of infectious diseases, with potentially dramatic effects on host populations. This might be particularly drastic when transmission changes from direct to vector-borne transmission, where prevalence and virulence are expected to increase. Despite its importance for disease control, we lack empirical and theoretical understanding of this process. The emergence of Varroa destructor in honeybees provides a unique opportunity to study how a novel vector affects pathogen ecology and evolution: this ectoparasitic mite is a novel vector for Deformed Wing Virus (DW...
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