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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Kirk E Anderson
Honey Bee Research
Research Microbiologist

Phone: (520) 647-9372
Fax: (520) 670-6493

2000 E ALLEN RD
TUCSON, AZ, 85719

Projects
Understanding Honey Bee Microbiota to Improve Bee Nutrition and Colony Health
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 426268
Large Scale Migratory Beekeeping Research
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 427272

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Hive-stored pollen of honey bees: many lines of evidence are consistent with pollen preservation, not nutrient conversion Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Anderson, K.E., Carroll, M.J., Sheehan, T.H., Mott, B.M., Maes, P., Corby-Harris, V.L. 2014. Hive-stored pollen of honey bees: many lines of evidence are consistent with pollen preservation, not nutrient conversion. Molecular Ecology. doi: 10.1111/mec.12966.
Origin and effect of Acetobacteraceae Alpha 2.2 in honey bee larvae and description of Parasaccharibacter apium, gen. nov., sp. nov. Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Corby-Harris, V.L., Snyder, L.A., Schwann, M.R., Maes, P., Mcfrederick, Q.S., Anderson, K.E. 2014. Origin and effect of Acetobacteraceae Alpha 2.2 in honey bee larvae and description of Parasaccharibacter apium, gen. nov., sp. nov.. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. doi:10.1128/AEM.02043-14.
Honey bee (Apis mellifera) intracolonial genetic diversity influences worker nutritional status - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Eckholm, B.J., Huang, M.H., Anderson, K.E., Mott, B.M., Hoffman, G.D. 2014. Honey bee (Apis mellifera) intracolonial genetic diversity influences worker nutritional status. Apidologie. DOI: 10.1007/s13592-014-0311-4.
The microbial communities associated with honey bee (Apis mellifera) foragers. Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Corby-Harris, V.L., Maes, P.W., Anderson, K.E. 2014. The microbial communities associated with honey bee (Apis mellifera) foragers. PLoS One. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0095056.
Draft genome sequences of two Bifidobacterium sp. from the honey bee (Apis mellifera) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Anderson, K.E., Johansson, A., Sheehan, T.H., Mott, B.M., Corby-Harris, V.L., Johnstone, L., Sprissler, R., Fitz, W. 2013. Draft genome sequences of two Bifidobacterium sp. from the honey bee (Apis mellifera). Gut Pathogens. 5:42. DOI: 10.1186/1757-4749-5-42.
Microbial ecology of the hive and pollination landscape: Bacterial associates from floral nectar, the alimentary tract and stored food of honey bees (Apis mellifera) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Anderson, K.E., Sheehan, T.H., Mott, B.M., Maes, P.W., Snyder, L.A., Schwan, M.R., Walton, A., Jones, B., Corby-Harris, V.L. 2013. Microbial ecology of the hive and pollination landscape: Bacterial associates from floral nectar, the alimentary tract and stored food of honey bees (Apis mellifera). PLoS One. 8(12):e83125. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0083125.
Microbial gut diversity of Africanized and European honey bee larval instars - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vojvodic, S., Rehan, S., Anderson, K.E. 2013. Microbial gut diversity of Africanized and European honey bee larval instars. PLoS One. 8(8):e72106.
Highly similar microbial communities are shared among related and trophically similar ant species Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Anderson, K.E., Russell, J.A., Moreau, C.S., Kautz, S., Sullam, K.E., Hu, Y., Basinger, U., Mott, B.M., Buck, N., Wheeler, D. 2012. Highly similar microbial communities are shared among related and trophically similar ant species. Molecular Ecology. 21: 2282-2296.
An emerging paradigm of colony health: Microbial balance of the honey bee and hive (Apis mellifera) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Anderson, K.E., Eckholm, B., Mott, B.M., Sheehan, T.H., Hoffman, G.D. 2011. An emerging paradigm of colony health: Microbial balance of the honey bee and hive (Apis mellifera). Insectes Sociaux. 58:431-444. DOI 10.1007/s00040-011-0194-6.
Honey Bee Health: The Potential Role of Microbes - (Book / Chapter)
Hoffman, G.D., Eckholm, B., Anderson, K.E. 2012. Honey bee health: The potential role of microbes. In: Sammataro, D. and Yoder, J., editors. Honey Bee Colony Health: Challenges and Sustainable Solutions. Boca Raton, FL. CRC Press. p. 1-12.
Dynamics of an ant-ant Obligate Mutualism: Colony Growth, Density Dependence and Frequency Dependence - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Anderson, K.E., Wheeler, D., Yang, K., Linksvayer, T. 2011. Dynamics of an ant-ant obligate mutualism: Colony growth, density dependence and frequency dependence. Molecular Ecology. 20:1781-1793.
Intracolonial genetic diversity in honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies increases pollen foraging efficiency - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Eckholm, B.J., Anderson, K.E., Weiss, M., Hoffman, G.D. 2011. Intracolonial genetic diversity in honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies increases pollen foraging efficiency. Behavioral Ecology-Sociobiology. 65:1037-1044.
Last Modified: 12/21/2014