Phenotypic and genetic analyses of the varroa sensitive hygienic trait in Russian honey bee (hymenoptera: apidae) colonies.

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Kirrane, Maria J.; de Guzman, Lilia I.; Holloway, Beth; Frake, Amanda M.; Rinderer, Thomas E.; Whelan, Pádraig M.;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 10,issue 4 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC4409217, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0116672
  • Subject: Mellifera | Research Article | Jacobsoni Oud | Apis cerana Fabr | Medicine | Mesostigmata varroidae | Resistance | Brood | Varroa destructor | Q | R | Mite reproduction | Science | Responses | Infestation rate | Behavior
    mesheuropmc: behavior and behavior mechanisms | fungi

Varroa destructorcontinues to threaten colonies of European honey bees. General hygiene, and more specific Varroa Sensitive Hygiene (VSH), provide resistance towards the Varroa mite in a number of stocks. In this study, 32 Russian (RHB) and 14 Italian honey bee colonies... View more
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