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Sepsis and Hemocyte Loss in Honey Bees (Apis mellifera) Infected with Serratia marcescens Strain Sicaria

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We isolated a free-living Gram negative bacillus from hemolymph of worker honey bees (Apis mellifera) found separated from winter clusters. In some hives, greater than 90% of the dying bees detached from the winter cluster were found to contain this bacterium...

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0167752&fbclid=IwAR22GFwW9gfVPo0pYgRFkaW9Uu-qOPnVMfT3SsL5Pe4g1ELi_-rbaICoYDw

 

@JohnF Thought on implications for NZ? ie do we have this?

 

 

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/me turns a little red: I didn't even look at the date ?

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4 hours ago, Charles said:

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We isolated a free-living Gram negative bacillus from hemolymph of worker honey bees (Apis mellifera) found separated from winter clusters. In some hives, greater than 90% of the dying bees detached from the winter cluster were found to contain this bacterium...

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0167752&fbclid=IwAR22GFwW9gfVPo0pYgRFkaW9Uu-qOPnVMfT3SsL5Pe4g1ELi_-rbaICoYDw

 

@JohnF Thought on implications for NZ? ie do we have this?

 

 

Do we have it? Quite possibly Charles  - but we haven't spent the dollars to develop a test to have a look to find out . . . .

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