Presence of Nosema ceranae in honeybees (Apis mellifera) in Uruguay.


The microsporidium Nosema ceranae is an emergent pathogen of European honeybees Apis mellifera. Using a PCR-RFLP diagnosis, 29 samples of infected honeybees obtained in 2007-2008 (N=26), 2004 (N=2) and before 1990 (N=1) were analyzed for the presence of Nosema apis and N. ceranae. Only N. ceranae was found in all samples, indicating that this species… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jip.2009.03.006


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