publication . Doctoral thesis . 2006

Varroa destructor virus 1: a new picorna-like virus in Varroa mites as well as honey bees

Ongus, J.R.;
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Abstract
Varroa destructor mite is an ectoparasite of the honey bee Apis mellifera. This species was recently differentiated from Varroa jacobsoni species which infests the Asian bee Apis cerana. Varroa mites feed entirely on the bee's haemolymph and have been associated with the spread of a number of viruses. Since the mites were first observed in Java, Indonesia in 1904, they have been reported in most regions of the world except Australia and the equatorial regions of Africa. V. destructor severely affects and threatens the survival of A. mellifera. The mite was spread to ?. mellifera colonies in other areas by migratory practices of bee keepers and by drifting swarms...
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free text keywords: Bee Diseases and Pests, viruses, genexpressieanalyse, picornaviridae, Bijenziekten en -plagen, bijenhouderij, varroa destructor, Landbouwkundige entomologie en acaralogie (algemeen), beekeeping, viral replication, virusreplicatie, honey bees, Agricultural Entomology and Acarology (General), varroa, mijten, virussen, mites, apis mellifera, genomics, honingbijen
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