Nosema ceranae, a newly identified pathogen of Apis mellifera in the USA and Asia

@article{Chen2011NosemaCA,
  title={Nosema ceranae, a newly identified pathogen of Apis mellifera in the USA and Asia},
  author={Yan Ping Chen and Zachary Y Huang},
  journal={Apidologie},
  year={2011},
  volume={41},
  pages={364-374}
}
Globalization has provided opportunities for parasites/pathogens to cross geographic boundaries and expand to new hosts. Nosema disease is one of the most serious adult honey bee diseases and has high prevalence in honey bee colonies. For years, Nosema apis was thought to be the only microsporidian infecting domestic bee colonies. However, recently it was discovered that N. ceranae could cross the species barrier from Asian honey bees (Apis cerana) to European honey bees (Apis mellifera) that… CONTINUE READING
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