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Evaluation of the Distribution and Impacts of Parasites, Pathogens, and Pesticides on Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) Populations in East Africa
In East Africa, honey bees (Apis mellifera) provide critical pollination services and income for small-holder farmers and rural families. While honey bee populations in North America and Europe areExpand
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New mosquito larvicidal tetranortriterpenoids from Turraea wakefieldii and Turraea floribunda.
The crude methanol extracts of the root barks of Turraea wakefieldii and Turraea floribunda were found to show mosquito larvicidal activity against third-instar larvae of Anopheles gambiae sensuExpand
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Odorants that Induce Hygienic Behavior in Honeybees: Identification of Volatile Compounds in Chalkbrood-Infected Honeybee Larvae
Social insects that live in large colonies are vulnerable to disease transmission due to relatively high genetic relatedness among individuals and high rates of contact within and across generations.Expand
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Multitrophic interaction facilitates parasite–host relationship between an invasive beetle and the honey bee
Colony defense by honey bees, Apis mellifera, is associated with stinging and mass attack, fueled by the release of alarm pheromones. Thus, alarm pheromones are critically important to survival ofExpand
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A scientific note on Varroa destructor found in East Africa; threat or opportunity?
In many areas of the world where it is managed, the honeybee, Apis mellifera, has been plagued by diseases, pests and parasites. Of these, the parasitic mite, Varroa destructor Anderson and TrumanExpand
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Aflatoxin Contamination Detected in Nutrient and Anti-Oxidant Rich Edible Stink Bug Stored in Recycled Grain Containers
Recently, there has been multi-agency promotion of entomophagy as an environmentally-friendly source of food for the ever increasing human population especially in the developing countries. However,Expand
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African edible insects for food and feed: inventory, diversity, commonalities and contribution to food security
This paper reviews entomophagy as practised in Africa within the context of food and nutritional security by providing an inventory of the various species of insects that are consumed on theExpand
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Monitoring Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) with Baited Bottom Board Traps: Occurrence and Seasonal Abundance in Honey Bee Colonies in Kenya
ABSTRACT The population dynamics of the honey bee pest Aethina turida Murray (small hive beetle) have been studied in the United States with flight and Langstroth hive bottom board traps baitedExpand
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Behavioural response of the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae to host plant volatiles and synthetic blends
BackgroundSugar feeding is critical for survival of malaria vectors and, although discriminative plant feeding previously has been shown to occur in Anopheles gambiae s.s., little is known about theExpand
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Common Host-Derived Chemicals Increase Catches of Disease-Transmitting Mosquitoes and Can Improve Early Warning Systems for Rift Valley Fever Virus
Rift Valley fever (RVF), a mosquito-borne zoonosis, is a major public health and veterinary problem in sub-Saharan Africa. Surveillance to monitor mosquito populations during the inter-epidemicExpand
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