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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Breeding, Genetics, Stock Improvement and Management of Russian Honey Bees for Mite and Small Hive Beetle Control and Pollination

Location: Honey Bee Breeding, Genetics, and Physiology Research

Title: Selected techniques and protocols in American foulbrood research

Authors
item DE Graaf, Dirk -
item Alippi, Adrianna -
item Antunez, Karina -
item Aronstein, Katherine
item Budge, Giles -
item Dekoker, Dieter -
item DE Smet, Lina -
item Dingman, Douglas -
item Evans, Jay -
item Foster, Leonard -
item Funfhaus, Anne -
item Garcia-Gonzalez, Eva -
item Gregoric, Ales -
item Human, Hannelie -
item Murray, Keith -
item Nguyen, Bach Kim -
item Poppinga, Lena -
item Spivak, Marla -
item Vanengelsdorf, Dennis -
item Wilkins, Selwyn -
item Genersch, Elke -

Submitted to: The COLOSS BEEBOOK- standard methodologies in Apis mellifera research
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: January 2, 2013
Publication Date: February 1, 2013
Citation: De Graaf, D.C., Alippi, A.M., Antunez, K., Aronstein, K.A., Budge, G., Dekoker, D., De Smet, L., Dingman, D.W., Evans, J.D., Foster, L.J., Funfhaus, A., Garcia-Gonzalez, E., Gregoric, A., Human, H., Murray, K.D., Nguyen, B., Poppinga, L., Spivak, M., Vanengelsdorf, D., Wilkins, S., Genersch, E. 2013. In Vincent Dietemann, James D. Ellis and Peter Neumann (Editors) "Standard methods for Apis mellifera pests and pathogens", "Selected techniques and protocols in American foulbrood research", The COLOSS BEEBOOK, Volume II.

Interpretive Summary: In this paper we describe the disease symptoms and protocols commonly used in research of honey bee bacterial disease, American foulbrood. This is one of the most devastating diseases of the honey bee. It is caused by the spore-forming, Gram-positive rod-shaped bacterium Paenibacillus larvae.

Technical Abstract: In this chapter, selected techniques and protocols for American foulbrood research are provided, mostly in a recipe-like format that permits easy implementation in the laboratory.

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