Melissococcus plutonius

Summary

Alias: "Streptococcus pluton" (White 1912) Gubler 1954, Melisococcus pluton, Melissococcus pluton, Melissococcus plutonius corrig. (ex White 1912) Bailey and Collins 1983, Streptococcus pluton

Top Publications

  1. pmc The S-layer homology domain-containing protein SlhA from Paenibacillus alvei CCM 2051(T) is important for swarming and biofilm formation
    Bettina Janesch
    NanoGlycobiology Unit, Department of Nanobiotechnology, Universitat fur Bodenkultur Wien, Vienna, Austria
    PLoS ONE 8:e76566. 2013
  2. ncbi Preliminary investigations into possible resistance to oxytetracycline in Melissococcus plutonius, a pathogen of honeybee larvae
    R Waite
    National Bee Unit, Central Science Laboratory, Sand Hutton, York, UK
    Lett Appl Microbiol 36:20-4. 2003
  3. ncbi Tyramine functions as a toxin in honey bee larvae during Varroa-transmitted infection by Melissococcus pluton
    G Kanbar
    Zoologisches Institut, Tuebingen, Germany
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 234:149-54. 2004
  4. doi The prevalence of the honeybee brood pathogens Ascosphaera apis, Paenibacillus larvae and Melissococcus plutonius in Spanish apiaries determined with a new multiplex PCR assay
    Encarna Garrido-Bailón
    Bee Pathology laboratory, Centro Apícola Regional CAR, Junta de Comunidades de Castilla La Mancha, 19180, Marchamalo, Spain
    Microb Biotechnol 6:731-9. 2013
  5. doi A typing scheme for the honeybee pathogen Melissococcus plutonius allows detection of disease transmission events and a study of the distribution of variants
    Edward Haynes
    University of York, Wentworth Way, York, YO10 5DD, UK
    Environ Microbiol Rep 5:525-9. 2013
  6. doi Honeybees and beehives are rich sources for fructophilic lactic acid bacteria
    Akihito Endo
    Functional Foods Forum, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
    Syst Appl Microbiol 36:444-8. 2013
  7. pmc Identification of mutations involved in the requirement of potassium for growth of typical Melissococcus plutonius strains
    Daisuke Takamatsu
    Bacterial and Parasitic Disease Research Division, National Institute of Animal Health, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    Appl Environ Microbiol 79:3882-6. 2013
  8. doi Characterization of bifidobacteria in the digestive tract of the Japanese honeybee, Apis cerana japonica
    Meihua Wu
    Honeybee Research Unit, Animal Breeding and Reproduction Division, NARO Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science, 2 Ikenodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 0901, Japan
    J Invertebr Pathol 112:88-93. 2013
  9. doi A novel gold nanoparticles-based assay for rapid detection of Melissococcus plutonius, the causative agent of European foulbrood
    M Saleh
    Clinical Division of Fish Medicine, Department for Farm Animal and Veterinary Public Health, University of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinaerplatz 1, Vienna A 1210, Austria
    Vet Rec 171:400. 2012
  10. pmc Complete genome sequence of Melissococcus plutonius DAT561, a strain that shows an unusual growth profile and is representative of an endemic cluster in Japan
    Kayo Okumura
    Department of Animal and Food Hygiene, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Inada cho, Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan
    J Bacteriol 194:3014. 2012

Scientific Experts

  • Daisuke Takamatsu
  • Akihito Endo
  • S P Djordjevic
  • Giles E Budge
  • Eva Forsgren
  • Rie Arai
  • Kayo Okumura
  • Meihua Wu
  • Makoto Osaki
  • Masatoshi Okura
  • Bettina Janesch
  • Edward Haynes
  • Encarna Garrido-Bailón
  • Yuya Sugimura
  • Mikio Yoshiyama
  • Roberto Cecotti
  • M Saleh
  • Teruo Kirikae
  • Tohru Miyoshi-Akiyama
  • Fani Hatjina
  • G Kanbar
  • R Waite
  • J Peter W Young
  • Mariano Higes
  • Thorunn Helgason
  • Paul Messner
  • Cristina Botías
  • Aranzazu Meana
  • Raquel Martín-Hernández
  • Christina Schäffer
  • DeMar Taylor
  • Noriko Takaya
  • Richard Thwaites
  • Masaru Kobayashi
  • Andrea Koerdt
  • Lourdes Prieto
  • Amparo Martínez-Salvador
  • Karina Antúnez
  • H Soliman
  • Hidetaka Onishi
  • H Sørum
  • M El-Matbouli
  • Naomi Okamura
  • Renato Paoletti
  • Kiyoshi Tominaga
  • Aldo Tava
  • Luca Falchero
  • Emanuele Carpana
  • A K Fauske
  • Kazutomo Ito
  • Dimitrios Avtzis
  • Leonidas Charistos
  • Maria Bouga
  • Ivan Meeus
  • Vassiliki Evangelou
  • Georgios Tsoktouridis
  • Dirk C de Graaf
  • Guy Smagghe
  • Marleen Brunain
  • W Engels
  • G Winkelmann
  • G J Nicholson
  • R Hertle
  • S Jackson
  • H Thompson

Detail Information

Publications17

  1. pmc The S-layer homology domain-containing protein SlhA from Paenibacillus alvei CCM 2051(T) is important for swarming and biofilm formation
    Bettina Janesch
    NanoGlycobiology Unit, Department of Nanobiotechnology, Universitat fur Bodenkultur Wien, Vienna, Austria
    PLoS ONE 8:e76566. 2013
    ..for Gram-negative bacteria, less is known about Gram-positive bacteria, including Paenibacillus alvei, a secondary invader of diseased honeybee colonies infected with Melissococcus pluton, the causative agent of European foulbrood (EFB).
  2. ncbi Preliminary investigations into possible resistance to oxytetracycline in Melissococcus plutonius, a pathogen of honeybee larvae
    R Waite
    National Bee Unit, Central Science Laboratory, Sand Hutton, York, UK
    Lett Appl Microbiol 36:20-4. 2003
    To investigate the occurrence of oxytetracycline (OTC) resistance in Melissococcus plutonius, which causes European foulbrood in honeybee colonies.
  3. ncbi Tyramine functions as a toxin in honey bee larvae during Varroa-transmitted infection by Melissococcus pluton
    G Kanbar
    Zoologisches Institut, Tuebingen, Germany
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 234:149-54. 2004
    ..of honey bee pupae, caused by the mite Varroa destructor, coccoid bacteria were isolated and identified as Melissococcus pluton. The bacterial isolate was grown anaerobically in sorbitol medium to produce a toxic compound that was ..
  4. doi The prevalence of the honeybee brood pathogens Ascosphaera apis, Paenibacillus larvae and Melissococcus plutonius in Spanish apiaries determined with a new multiplex PCR assay
    Encarna Garrido-Bailón
    Bee Pathology laboratory, Centro Apícola Regional CAR, Junta de Comunidades de Castilla La Mancha, 19180, Marchamalo, Spain
    Microb Biotechnol 6:731-9. 2013
    The microorganisms Ascosphaera apis, Paenibacillus larvae and Melissococcus plutonius are the three most important pathogens that affect honeybee brood...
  5. doi A typing scheme for the honeybee pathogen Melissococcus plutonius allows detection of disease transmission events and a study of the distribution of variants
    Edward Haynes
    University of York, Wentworth Way, York, YO10 5DD, UK
    Environ Microbiol Rep 5:525-9. 2013
    b>Melissococcus plutonius is the bacterial pathogen that causes European Foulbrood of honeybees, a globally important honeybee brood disease...
  6. doi Honeybees and beehives are rich sources for fructophilic lactic acid bacteria
    Akihito Endo
    Functional Foods Forum, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
    Syst Appl Microbiol 36:444-8. 2013
    ..One of the L. kunkeei isolates showed antibacterial activity against Melissococcus plutonius, a causative pathogen of European foulbrood, this protection being attributable to production of an ..
  7. pmc Identification of mutations involved in the requirement of potassium for growth of typical Melissococcus plutonius strains
    Daisuke Takamatsu
    Bacterial and Parasitic Disease Research Division, National Institute of Animal Health, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    Appl Environ Microbiol 79:3882-6. 2013
    b>Melissococcus plutonius is a fastidious honeybee pathogen, and the addition of KH(2)PO(4) to culture medium is required for its growth...
  8. doi Characterization of bifidobacteria in the digestive tract of the Japanese honeybee, Apis cerana japonica
    Meihua Wu
    Honeybee Research Unit, Animal Breeding and Reproduction Division, NARO Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science, 2 Ikenodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 0901, Japan
    J Invertebr Pathol 112:88-93. 2013
    ..honeybee, Apis cerana japonica, and investigated for potential application as a probiotic agent against Melissococcus plutonius, the causal agent of European foulbrood (EFB), based on the findings of in vitro inhibition assays...
  9. doi A novel gold nanoparticles-based assay for rapid detection of Melissococcus plutonius, the causative agent of European foulbrood
    M Saleh
    Clinical Division of Fish Medicine, Department for Farm Animal and Veterinary Public Health, University of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinaerplatz 1, Vienna A 1210, Austria
    Vet Rec 171:400. 2012
    European foulbrood (EFB) is a severe bacterial brood disease of honey bees (Apis mellifera) caused by Melissococcus plutonius. Diagnosis of EFB in the field is based on visual inspection of brood-combs and detection of diseased larvae...
  10. pmc Complete genome sequence of Melissococcus plutonius DAT561, a strain that shows an unusual growth profile and is representative of an endemic cluster in Japan
    Kayo Okumura
    Department of Animal and Food Hygiene, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Inada cho, Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan
    J Bacteriol 194:3014. 2012
    We report the complete genome sequence of Melissococcus plutonius DAT561, which is a causative agent of European foulbrood. M. plutonius DAT561 is a representative of nonfastidious strains isolated in Japan...
  11. pmc Diversity of Melissococcus plutonius from honeybee larvae in Japan and experimental reproduction of European foulbrood with cultured atypical isolates
    Rie Arai
    Saitama Prefectural Chuo Livestock Hygiene Service Center, Saitama, Japan
    PLoS ONE 7:e33708. 2012
    ..The causative agent, Melissococcus plutonius, is a fastidious organism, and microaerophilic to anaerobic conditions and the addition of potassium ..
  12. doi Determination of the volatile fraction of Polygonum bistorta L. at different growing stages and evaluation of its antimicrobial activity against two major honeybee (Apis mellifera) pathogens
    Roberto Cecotti
    CRA FLC Centro di Ricerca per le Produzioni Foraggere e Lattiero Casearie, Viale Piacenza 29, IT 26900 Lodi, Italy
    Chem Biodivers 9:359-69. 2012
    ..e., Paenibacillus larvae and Melissococcus plutonius, and against a reference bacterial species, Bacillus subtilis...
  13. doi Polar tube protein gene diversity among Nosema ceranae strains derived from a Greek honey bee health study
    Fani Hatjina
    Hellenic Institute of Apiculture, National Agricultural Research Foundation, 63200 Nea Moudania, Greece
    J Invertebr Pathol 108:131-4. 2011
    ..Furthermore 15 samples coming from 12 geographic locations were screened also for Paenibacilluslarvae and Melissococcus plutonius and seven honey bee virus species, for the first time on a nation-wide level...
  14. pmc Complete genome sequence of Melissococcus plutonius ATCC 35311
    Kayo Okumura
    Department of Animal and Food Hygiene, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan
    J Bacteriol 193:4029-30. 2011
    We report the first completely annotated genome sequence of Melissococcus plutonius ATCC 35311. M. plutonius is a one-genus, one-species bacterium and the etiological agent of European foulbrood of the honeybee...
  15. doi The occurrence of Melissococcus plutonius in healthy colonies of Apis mellifera and the efficacy of European foulbrood control measures
    Giles E Budge
    The Food and Environment Research Agency, Sand Hutton, York, YO41 1LZ, UK
    J Invertebr Pathol 105:164-70. 2010
    ..The understanding of EFB epidemiology is limited, with little information on the presence of Melissococcus plutonius in disease free colonies...
  16. ncbi Distribution of Melissococcus plutonius in honeybee colonies with and without symptoms of European foulbrood
    Eva Forsgren
    Department of Entomology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, P O Box 7044, 750 07, Uppsala, Sweden
    Microb Ecol 50:369-74. 2005
    A sensitive hemi-nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was used for detection of Melissococcus plutonius, the causative agent of European foulbrood (EFB)...
  17. ncbi Geographically diverse Australian isolates of Melissococcus pluton exhibit minimal genotypic diversity by restriction endonuclease analysis
    S P Djordjevic
    NSW Agriculture, Microbiology and Immunology Section, Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute, Camden, Australia
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 173:311-8. 1999
    b>Melissococcus pluton, the causative agent of European foulbrood is an economically significant disease of honey bees (Apis mellifera) across most regions of the world and is prevalent throughout most states of Australia. 49 Isolates of M...