Varroa destructor

Effects of Varroa destructor on temperature and humidity conditions and expression of energy metabolism genes in infested honeybee colonies

C. S. Hou, Li, B. B., Deng, S., Diao, Q. Y., Hou, C. S., Li, B. B., Deng, S., and Diao, Q. Y., Effects of Varroa destructor on temperature and humidity conditions and expression of energy metabolism genes in infested honeybee colonies, vol. 15, p. -, 2016.

Varroa destructor mites pose an increasing global threat to the apicultural industry and agricultural ecology; however, the issue of whether certain environmental factors reflect the level of mite infection is far from resolved. Here, a wireless sensor network (WSN) system was used to examine how V. destructor, which has vital impacts on honeybee (Apis mellifera) health and survival, affects the temperature and humidity of honeybee hives in a field experiment. This approach may facilitate early identification of V.

Comparative proteomic analysis reveals mite (Varroa destructor) resistance-related proteins in Eastern honeybees (Apis cerana)

T. Ji, Shen, F., Liu, Z., Yin, L., Shen, J., Liang, Q., and Luo, Y. X., Comparative proteomic analysis reveals mite (Varroa destructor) resistance-related proteins in Eastern honeybees (Apis cerana), vol. 14, pp. 10103-10118, 2015.

The mite (Varroa destructor) has become the greatest threat to apiculture worldwide. As the original host of the mite, Apis cerana can effectively resist the mite. An increased understanding of the resistance mechanisms of Eastern honeybees against V. destructor may help researchers to protect other species against these parasites. In this study, the proteomes of 4 Apis cerana colonies were analyzed using an isobaric tag for relative and absolute quantitation technology.

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