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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Development and Use of Mite Resistance Traits in Honey Bee Breeding

Location: Honey Bee Breeding, Genetics, and Physiology Research

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Pollination Research Methods with Apis mellifera - (Book / Chapter)
Delaplane, K.S., Dag, A., Danka, R.G., Freitas, B.M., Garibaldi, L.A., Goodwin, M., Hormaza, J.I. 2013. Pollination Research Methods with Apis mellifera. Journal of Apicultural Research. 52(1)#16. COLOSS BEEBOOK Volume I.
Negative evidence for effects of genetic origin of bees on Nosema ceranae, positive evidence for effects of Nosema ceranae on bees - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Villa, J.D., Bourgeois, A.L., Danka, R.G. 2013. Negative evidence for effects of genetic origin of bees on Nosema ceranae, positive evidence for effects of Nosema ceranae on bees. Apidologie. 44(1): DOI: 10.1007/s13592-013-0201-1
Varying congruence of hygienic responses to Varroa destructor and freeze-killed brood among different types of honey bees - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Danka, R.G., Harris, J.W., Villa, J.D., Dodds, G.E. 2013. Varying congruence of hygienic responses to Varroa destructor and freeze-killed brood among different types of honey bees. Apidologie. 44(1): DOI: 10.1007/s13592-013-0195-8
Varroa destructor: research avenues towards sustainable control - (Review Article)
Danka, R.G., Rinderer, T.E., Spivak, M., Kefuss, J. 2013. Varroa destructor: research avenues towards sustainable control. Journal of Apicultural Research. 52(2):69-71.
High-resolution linkage analyses to identify genes that influence Varroa sensitive hygiene behavior in honey bees. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tsuruda, J.M., Harris, J.W., Bourgeois, A.L., Danka, R.G., Hunt, G.J. 2012. High-resolution linkage analyses to identify genes that influence Varroa sensitive hygiene behavior in honey bees.. Public Library of Science Biology. 7(11):1-8.
Statistical methods to quantify the effect of mite parasitism on the probability of death in honey bee colonies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Deroche, C., Villa, J.D., Escobar, L.A. 2013. Statistical methods to quantify the effect of mite parasitism on the probability of death in honey bee colonies. Estadistica. 63(181):95-112.
Varroa destructor resistance of honey bees in Hawaii, USA, that express various levels of Varroa sensitive hygiene (VSH) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Danka, R.G., Harris, J.W., Villalobos, E. 2012. Varroa destructor resistance of honey bees in Hawaii, USA, that express various levels of Varroa sensitive hygiene (VSH). Journal of Apicultural Research. 51(3):288-290.
Functionality of Varroa-Resistant Honey Bees (Hymenoptera: apidae) when used in migratory beekeeping for crop pollination - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Danka, R.G., De Guzman, L.I., Rinderer, T.E., Sylvester, H.A., Wagener, C.M., Bourgeois, A.L., Harris, J.W., Villa, J.D. 2012. Functionality of Varroa-Resistant Honey Bees (Hymenoptera: apidae) when used in migratory beekeeping for crop pollination. Journal of Economic Entomology 105(2):313-321.
Changes in infestation, cell cap condition, and reproductive status of Varroa destructor (Mesostigmata: Varrroidae) in brood exposed to honey bees with Varroa sensitive hygiene - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harris, J.W., Danka, R.G., Villa, J.D. 2012. Changes in infestation, cell cap condition, and reproductive status of Varroa destructor (Mesostigmata: Varrroidae) in brood exposed to honey bees with Varroa sensitive hygiene. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 105(3):512-518.
Genotype x environment interaction, environmental heterogeneity, and the lek paradox - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Greenfield, M.D., Danka, R.G., Gleason, J.M., Harris, B.R., Zhou, Y. 2012. Genotype x environment interaction, environmental heterogeneity, and the lek paradox. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 25(4):601-613
A Genome Wide Genotyping Study To Find Candidate Genes That Influence Varroa-Sensitive Hygiene (VSH) - (Abstract Only)
Tsuruda, J.M., Harris, J.W., Bourgeois, A.L., Hunt, G.J. 2011. A Genome Wide Genotyping Study To Find Candidate Genes That Influence Varroa-Sensitive Hygiene (VSH). Cold Spring Harbor Meeting. 66.
Using Single-nucleotide Polymorphisms and Genetic Mapping to find Candidate Genes that Influence Varroa-Specific Hygiene - (Abstract Only)
Tsuruda, J.M., Harris, J.W., Bourgeois, A.L., Danka, R.G., Hunt, G.J. 2011. Using Single-nucleotide Polymorphisms and Genetic Mapping to find Candidate Genes that Influence Varroa-Specific Hygiene. American Bee Journal. 151(5):511.
Expression of varroa sensitive hygiene (VSH) in commercial VSH honey bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Danka, R.G., Harris, J.W., Villa, J.D. 2011. Expression of varroa sensitive hygiene (VSH) in commercial VSH honey bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 104(3):745-749.
Social immunity in honey bees (Apis mellifera): transcriptome analysis of varroa-hygienic behaviour - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Conte, Y.L., Alaux, C., Martin, J., Harbo, J.R., Harris, J.W., Dantec, C., Severac, D., Cros-Arteil, S., Navajas, M. 2011. Social immunity in honey bees (Apis mellifera): transcriptome analysis of varroa-hygienic behaviour. Insect Molecular Biology. 20(3):399-408.
Hygienic Responses to Varroa Destructor by Commercial and Feral Honey Bees from the Big Island of Hawaii Before Exposure to Mites. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Danka, R.G., Harris, J.W., Villa, J.D. 2010. Hygienic Responses to Varroa Destructor by Commercial and Feral Honey Bees from the Big Island of Hawaii Before Exposure to Mites. Science of Bee Culture. 2(1):11-14. Supplement to Bee Culture. 138(3).
Honey Bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) with the Trait of Varroa Sensitive Hygiene Remove Brood with All Reproductive Stages of Varroa Mites (Mesostigmata: Varroidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harris, J.W., Danka, R.G., Villa, J.D. 2010. Honey Bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) with the Trait of Varroa Sensitive Hygiene Remove Brood with All Reproductive Stages of Varroa Mites (Mesostigmata: Varroidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 103(2):146-152.
New Asian Types of Varroa Destructor: A Potential New Threat for World Apiculture. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Navajas, M., Anderson, D.L., De Guzman, L.I., Huang, Z.Y., Clement, J., Zhou, T., Le Conte, Y. 2010. New Asian Types of Varroa Destructor: A Potential New Threat for World Apiculture. Apidologie. 41(1):181-193.
Simplified methods of evaluating colonies for levels of Varroa Sensitive Hygiene (VSH) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Villa, J.D., Danka, R.G., Harris, J.W. 2009. Simplified methods of evaluating colonies for levels of Varroa Sensitive Hygiene (VSH). Journal of Apicultural Research 48(3):162-167
Hygienic Activity Toward Varroa Mites in Capped Brood is not Dependent on Mite Reproductive Status - (Abstract Only)
Harris, J.W., Danka, R.G., Villa, J.D. 2009. Hygienic Activity Toward Varroa Mites in Capped Brood is not Dependent on Mite Reproductive Status. American Bee Journal. 149(6):587-588.
Flight activity of 4-lb Australian package bee colonies used for almond pollination. - (Research Notes)
Danka, R.G., Beaman, G.D. 2009. A note on flight activity of 4-lb Australian package-bee colonies used for almond pollination.. Science of Bee Culture 1(2):1-18, supplement to Bee Culture 137(2).
Varroa Sensitive Hygiene and Drone Brood - (Abstract Only)
Harris, J.W. 2008. Varroa Sensitive Hygiene and Drone Brood. American Bee Journal. 148(6):556-557.
Last Modified: 4/19/2014
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