Dieter Behrens

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Varroa destructor is a highly virulent ectoparasitic mite of the honey bee Apis mellifera and a major cause of colony losses for global apiculture. Typically, chemical treatment is essential to control the parasite population in the honey bee colony. Nevertheless a few honey bee populations survive mite infestation without any treatment. We used one such(More)
American foulbrood (AFB) is a severe brood disease in honeybees. Since sustainable treatment is not available, selection of genetically resistant honeybee stock is highly desirable. Using a set of 291 heterozygous microsatellite markers in a bulk segregant analysis with subsequent finemapping of haploid drone offspring from a single honeybee queen, we(More)
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