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Are urban parks refuges for bumble bees Bombus spp. (Hymenoptera: Apidae)?
Declines in bee populations have been documented in several parts of the world. Bees are dependent upon flowering plants for resources, and flowering plants often depend upon bees for pollinationExpand
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Phylogenetic Evidence for Ancient and Persistent Environmental Symbiont Reacquisition in Largidae (Hemiptera: Heteroptera)
ABSTRACT The insect order Hemiptera, one of the best-studied insect lineages with respect to bacterial symbioses, still contains major branches that lack comprehensive characterization of associatedExpand
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The Bee Microbiome: Impact on Bee Health and Model for Evolution and Ecology of Host-Microbe Interactions
ABSTRACT As pollinators, bees are cornerstones for terrestrial ecosystem stability and key components in agricultural productivity. All animals, including bees, are associated with a diverseExpand
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Do managed bees drive parasite spread and emergence in wild bees?
Bees have been managed and utilised for honey production for centuries and, more recently, pollination services. Since the mid 20th Century, the use and production of managed bees has intensifiedExpand
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Standard methods for research on Apis mellifera gut symbionts
Summary Gut microbes can play an important role in digestion, disease resistance, and the general health of animals, but little is known about the biology of gut symbionts in Apis mellifera. As partExpand
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Bacterial microbiomes from vertically transmitted fungal inocula of the leaf-cutting ant Atta texana.
Microbiome surveys provide clues for the functional roles of symbiotic microbial communities and their hosts. In this study, we elucidated bacterial microbiomes associated with the verticallyExpand
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Environment or kin: whence do bees obtain acidophilic bacteria?
As honey bee populations decline, interest in pathogenic and mutualistic relationships between bees and microorganisms has increased. Honey bees and bumble bees appear to have a simple intestinalExpand
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Air pollution modifies floral scent trails
Abstract Floral hydrocarbons provide essential signals to attract pollinators. As soon as they are emitted to the atmosphere, however, hydrocarbons are destroyed by chemical reactions involvingExpand
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Flowers and Wild Megachilid Bees Share Microbes
Transmission pathways have fundamental influence on microbial symbiont persistence and evolution. For example, the core gut microbiome of honey bees is transmitted socially and via hive surfaces, butExpand
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Specificity between Lactobacilli and Hymenopteran Hosts Is the Exception Rather than the Rule
ABSTRACT Lactobacilli (Lactobacillales: Lactobacillaceae) are well known for their roles in food fermentation, as probiotics, and in human health, but they can also be dominant members of theExpand
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