- Specific and sensitive detection of Nosema bombi (Microsporidia: Nosematidae) in bumble bees (Bombus spp.; Hymenoptera: Apidae) by PCR of partial rRNA gene sequencesJulia Klee
School of Biological and Food Sciences, Queen s University Belfast, 97 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7BL, UK
J Invertebr Pathol 91:98-104. 2006..PCR diagnosis of N. bombi using a combination of two primer pairs (Nbombi-SSU-Jf1/Jr1 and ITS-f2/r2) provides increased specificity, sensitivity, and detection of all developmental stages compared with light microscopy...
- Widespread dispersal of the microsporidian Nosema ceranae, an emergent pathogen of the western honey bee, Apis melliferaJulia Klee
School of Biological Sciences, Queen s University Belfast, 97 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7BL, UK
J Invertebr Pathol 96:1-10. 2007..The rapid, long-distance dispersal of N. ceranae is likely due to transport of infected honey bees by commercial or hobbyist beekeepers. We discuss the implications of this emergent pathogen for worldwide beekeeping...