Lanie Bourgeois

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The ectoparasitic mite Varroa destructor has emerged as the primary pest of domestic honey bees (Apis mellifera). Here we present an initial survey of the V. destructor genome carried out to advance our understanding of Varroa biology and to identify new avenues for mite control. This sequence survey provides immediate resources for molecular and(More)
Varroa mites (V. destructor) are a major threat to honey bees (Apis melilfera) and beekeeping worldwide and likely lead to colony decline if colonies are not treated. Most treatments involve chemical control of the mites; however, Varroa has evolved resistance to many of these miticides, leaving beekeepers with a limited number of alternatives. A(More)
Antibodies are globular glycoproteins that protect animals from microbial and toxic insult. These proteins have proven to have substantial commercial and research value but are variably susceptible to freeze-thaw damage, thus limiting their usefulness. Several carbohydrates and divalent cations were examined alone and in combination to determine whether(More)
A study of a new combination of antibiotics (sodium oxacillin, colistin sulfate, and amphotericin B) has shown that 30 mug/ml of each in tissue culture maintenance medium can inhibit a group of the commonest bacterial and fungal contaminants while causing no observable cytopathology in rhesus monkey kidney, HeLa, or human amnion tissue cells. In addition,(More)
A single-step disk immunoimmobilisation method for the detection of motile salmonellae is described. It combines in a single step the use of the motility of these bacteria in soft agar, their selective growth on Salmonella-Shigella media, and their immobilisation by polyvalent H antiserum. The method is shown to be 10 to 10,000 times more senstitive than a(More)
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