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Nutritional limitation and resistance to opportunistic Aspergillus parasites in honey bee larvae.
Honey bees are threatened by land use changes which reduce the availability and diversity of pollen and nectar resources. There is concern that poor nutrition may be involved in recent populationExpand
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The distribution of Aspergillus spp. opportunistic parasites in hives and their pathogenicity to honey bees.
Stonebrood is a disease of honey bee larvae caused by fungi from the genus Aspergillus. As very few studies have focused on the epidemiological aspects of stonebrood and diseased brood may be rapidlyExpand
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Host–parasite genotypic interactions in the honey bee: the dynamics of diversity
Parasites are thought to be a major driving force shaping genetic variation in their host, and are suggested to be a significant reason for the maintenance of sexual reproduction. A leadingExpand
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Standard methods for Apis mellifera brood as human food
Insects hold enormous potential to address food and nutritional security issues. The honey bee is a key insect, given its importance for pollination, as well as its products which can be directlyExpand
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Genetic diversity, virulence and fitness evolution in an obligate fungal parasite of bees
Within‐host competition is predicted to drive the evolution of virulence in parasites, but the precise outcomes of such interactions are often unpredictable due to many factors including the biologyExpand
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Innate expression of antimicrobial peptides does not explain genotypic diversity in resistance to fungal brood parasites in the honey bee
The genetic basis of host resistance to parasites is a fundamental aspect of host-parasite co-evolution, yet the precise mechanisms often remain unclear. Here, we follow on from a previous study onExpand
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Drone brood production in Danish apiaries and its potential for human consumption
Current evidence indicates that the practice of drone brood removal is an effective measure of varroa mite control when combined with chemical treatment as part of an Integrated Pest ManagementExpand
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The ecology and evolution of Aspergillus spp. fungal parasites in honey bees
Evolution of virulence in parasites has profound effects on both host-parasite co-evolution and ecology and is influenced by environmental factors and the genotypes involved. Many parasite infectionsExpand