Scientists add a plant virus to the causes of mass honeybee die-off
Jan. 22, 2014 at 6:07 PM ET
A plant pathogen known as the tobacco ringspot virus has been added to the list of suspects in the long-running mystery of disappearing honeybee colonies.The virus typically afflicts tobacco plants and soybeans, but researchers reported that it became increasingly prevalent in declining bee colonies. The study was published online Tuesday by the journal mBio. Read more at.
Systemic Spread and Propagation of a Plant-Pathogenic Virus in European Honeybees, Apis mellifera http://mbio.asm.org/content/5/1/e00898-13
Honey Bee http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honey_bee
Colony Collapse Disorder http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colony_collapse_disorder
OSU Bee Lab - OARDC Wooster https://u.osu.edu/beelab/
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