Energetic stress in the honeybee Apis mellifera from Nosema ceranae infection.

  title={Energetic stress in the honeybee Apis mellifera from Nosema ceranae infection.},
  author={Christopher Mayack and Dhruba Naug},
  journal={Journal of invertebrate pathology},
  volume={100 3},
Parasites are dependent on their hosts for energy to reproduce and can exert a significant nutritional stress on them. Energetic demand placed on the host is especially high in cases where the parasite-host complex is less co-evolved. The higher virulence of the newly discovered honeybee pathogen, Nosema ceranae, which causes a higher mortality in its new host Apis mellifera, might be based on a similar mechanism. Using Proboscis Extension Response and feeding experiments, we show that bees… CONTINUE READING
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