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 Food to some, poison to others - honeybee royal jelly and its growth inhibiting effect on European Foulbrood bacteria
    Thomas V Vezeteu
    Institut fur Biologie, Zoologie Molekulare Ökologie, Martin Luther Universitat Halle Wittenberg, Halle Saale, Germany
    Microbiologyopen . 2016
  2. pmc Virulence Differences among Melissococcus plutonius Strains with Different Genetic Backgrounds in Apis mellifera Larvae under an Improved Experimental Condition
    Keiko Nakamura
    Research and Business Promotion Division, Research Institute for Animal Science in Biochemistry and Toxicology, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 252 0132, Japan
    Sci Rep 6:33329. 2016
  3. pmc Lysophosphatidylcholine acts in the constitutive immune defence against American foulbrood in adult honeybees
    Ulrike Riessberger-Gallé
    Institute of Zoology, Universitatsplatz 2, University of Graz, 8010 Graz, Austria
    Sci Rep 6:30699. 2016
  4. pmc The Honey Bee Pathosphere of Mongolia: European Viruses in Central Asia
    Khaliunaa Tsevegmid
    Institute of Bee Health, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 11:e0151164. 2016
  5. pmc Infection of Melissococcus plutonius clonal complex 12 strain in European honeybee larvae is essentially confined to the digestive tract
    Daisuke Takamatsu
    Bacterial and Parasitic Diseases Research Division, National Institute of Animal Health, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, 3 1 5 Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 0856, Japan
    J Vet Med Sci 78:29-34. 2016
  6. doi Bacterial community structure in Apis florea larvae analyzed by denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis and 16S rRNA gene sequencing
    Prakaimuk Saraithong
    Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, 50200, Thailand
    Insect Sci 22:606-18. 2015
  7. pmc Inhibitory effect of gut bacteria from the Japanese honey bee, Apis cerana japonica, against Melissococcus plutonius, the causal agent of European foulbrood disease
    Meihua Wu
    Honey Bee Research Unit, Animal Breeding and Reproduction Research Division, National Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science, NARO, 2 Ikenodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 0901, Japan Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, 1 1 1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 8572, Japan
    J Insect Sci 14:129. 2014
  8. doi Typing of Melissococcus plutonius isolated from European and Japanese honeybees suggests spread of sequence types across borders and between different Apis species
    Daisuke Takamatsu
    Bacterial and Parasitic Diseases Research Division, National Institute of Animal Health, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 0856, Japan The United Graduate School of Veterinary Sciences, Gifu University, Gifu, Gifu 501 1193, Japan Electronic address
    Vet Microbiol 171:221-6. 2014
  9. pmc Molecular epidemiology and population structure of the honey bee brood pathogen Melissococcus plutonius
    Giles E Budge
    Food and Environment Research Agency, York, UK
    ISME J 8:1588-97. 2014
  10. ncbi Volatile constituents of Trifolium pratense spp. nivale quantified at different growth stages, and evaluation of their antimicrobial activity
    Roberto Cecotti
    Consiglio per la Ricerca e la Sperimentazione in Agricoltura Centro di Ricerca per le Produzioni Foraggere e Lattiero Casearie, Viale Piacenza 29, 26900 Lodi, Italy
    Nat Prod Commun 8:1625-8. 2013

Patents

  1. Compositions for conferring tolerance to viral disease in social insects, and the use thereof

Scientific Experts

  • Daisuke Takamatsu
  • Akihito Endo
  • S P Djordjevic
  • Giles E Budge
  • Eva Forsgren
  • Meihua Wu
  • Rie Arai
  • Mikio Yoshiyama
  • Masatoshi Okura
  • Kayo Okumura
  • Yuya Sugimura
  • Makoto Osaki
  • Roberto Cecotti
  • Teruo Kirikae
  • Tohru Miyoshi-Akiyama
  • Khaliunaa Tsevegmid
  • Ulrike Riessberger-Gallé
  • Thomas V Vezeteu
  • Keiko Nakamura
  • Prakaimuk Saraithong
  • J Killer
  • Noriko Takaya
  • DeMar Taylor
  • Masaru Kobayashi
  • Bettina Janesch
  • Encarna Garrido-Bailón
  • Edward Haynes
  • Aldo Tava
  • Emanuele Carpana
  • M Saleh
  • Fani Hatjina
  • G Kanbar
  • Akiyo Shiraishi
  • Orlando Yañez
  • Karl Crailsheim
  • Sota Kobayashi
  • R Waite
  • Robin F A Moritz
  • Peter Neumann
  • Mariko Harada
  • Otilia Bobiş
  • Anja Buttstedt
  • Gerald Rechberger
  • Wolfgang Schuehly
  • Javier Hernandez-Lopez
  • Yuko Yamazaki
  • Zhou Chen
  • Yihong Li
  • Panuwan Chantawannakul
  • Kanokporn Saenphet
  • Kiyoshi Kimura
  • Yuiko Morinaga
  • Kyoko Iwata
  • I Sedláček
  • P Svec
  • S Dubná
  • Mariano Higes
  • Patrizia Bergomi
  • Richard Thwaites
  • Raquel Martín-Hernández
  • Karina Antúnez
  • Lourdes Prieto
  • J Peter W Young
  • Paul Messner
  • Thorunn Helgason
  • Christina Schäffer
  • Andrea Koerdt
  • Amparo Martínez-Salvador
  • Aranzazu Meana
  • Cristina Botías
  • H Sørum
  • Kiyoshi Tominaga
  • Renato Paoletti
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  • M El-Matbouli
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Detail Information

Publications29

  1. pmc Food to some, poison to others - honeybee royal jelly and its growth inhibiting effect on European Foulbrood bacteria
    Thomas V Vezeteu
    Institut fur Biologie, Zoologie Molekulare Ökologie, Martin Luther Universitat Halle Wittenberg, Halle Saale, Germany
    Microbiologyopen . 2016
    ..and, even as larvae they are affected by severe brood diseases like the European Foulbrood caused by Melissococcus plutonius. Accordingly, it is highly adaptive that larval food jelly contains antibiotic compounds...
  2. pmc Virulence Differences among Melissococcus plutonius Strains with Different Genetic Backgrounds in Apis mellifera Larvae under an Improved Experimental Condition
    Keiko Nakamura
    Research and Business Promotion Division, Research Institute for Animal Science in Biochemistry and Toxicology, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 252 0132, Japan
    Sci Rep 6:33329. 2016
    European foulbrood (EFB) caused by Melissococcus plutonius is an important bacterial disease of honeybee larvae. M. plutonius strains can be grouped into three genetically distinct groups (CC3, CC12 and CC13)...
  3. pmc Lysophosphatidylcholine acts in the constitutive immune defence against American foulbrood in adult honeybees
    Ulrike Riessberger-Gallé
    Institute of Zoology, Universitatsplatz 2, University of Graz, 8010 Graz, Austria
    Sci Rep 6:30699. 2016
    ..larvae. Antimicrobial activity of LPC was also demonstrated against Melissococcus plutonius, causative agent of European Foulbrood...
  4. pmc The Honey Bee Pathosphere of Mongolia: European Viruses in Central Asia
    Khaliunaa Tsevegmid
    Institute of Bee Health, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 11:e0151164. 2016
    ..and large sample size across Mongolian regions with beekeeping, the mite Acarapis woodi, the bacteria Melissococcus plutonius and Paenibacillus larvae, the microsporidian Nosema apis, Acute bee paralysis virus, Kashmir bee virus, ..
  5. pmc Infection of Melissococcus plutonius clonal complex 12 strain in European honeybee larvae is essentially confined to the digestive tract
    Daisuke Takamatsu
    Bacterial and Parasitic Diseases Research Division, National Institute of Animal Health, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, 3 1 5 Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 0856, Japan
    J Vet Med Sci 78:29-34. 2016
    b>Melissococcus plutonius is an important pathogen that causes European foulbrood (EFB) in honeybee larvae. Recently, we discovered a group of M. plutonius strains that are phenotypically and genetically distinct from other strains...
  6. doi Bacterial community structure in Apis florea larvae analyzed by denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis and 16S rRNA gene sequencing
    Prakaimuk Saraithong
    Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, 50200, Thailand
    Insect Sci 22:606-18. 2015
    ..This is the first study in which sequences closely related to Melissococcus plutonius, the causal pathogen responsible for European foulbrood, have been identified in Thai A. florea larvae.
  7. pmc Inhibitory effect of gut bacteria from the Japanese honey bee, Apis cerana japonica, against Melissococcus plutonius, the causal agent of European foulbrood disease
    Meihua Wu
    Honey Bee Research Unit, Animal Breeding and Reproduction Research Division, National Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science, NARO, 2 Ikenodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 0901, Japan Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, 1 1 1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 8572, Japan
    J Insect Sci 14:129. 2014
    ..Hymenoptera: Apidae), were characterized and evaluated for their potential to inhibit the growth of Melissococcus plutonius corrig...
  8. doi Typing of Melissococcus plutonius isolated from European and Japanese honeybees suggests spread of sequence types across borders and between different Apis species
    Daisuke Takamatsu
    Bacterial and Parasitic Diseases Research Division, National Institute of Animal Health, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 0856, Japan The United Graduate School of Veterinary Sciences, Gifu University, Gifu, Gifu 501 1193, Japan Electronic address
    Vet Microbiol 171:221-6. 2014
    b>Melissococcus plutonius is an important pathogen of honeybee larvae and causes European foulbrood (EFB) not only in European honeybees (Apis mellifera) but also in other native honeybees...
  9. pmc Molecular epidemiology and population structure of the honey bee brood pathogen Melissococcus plutonius
    Giles E Budge
    Food and Environment Research Agency, York, UK
    ISME J 8:1588-97. 2014
    b>Melissococcus plutonius is the causative agent of European foulbrood (EFB), which is a serious brood disease of the European honey bee (Apis mellifera). EFB remains a threat because of a poor understanding of disease epidemiology...
  10. ncbi Volatile constituents of Trifolium pratense spp. nivale quantified at different growth stages, and evaluation of their antimicrobial activity
    Roberto Cecotti
    Consiglio per la Ricerca e la Sperimentazione in Agricoltura Centro di Ricerca per le Produzioni Foraggere e Lattiero Casearie, Viale Piacenza 29, 26900 Lodi, Italy
    Nat Prod Commun 8:1625-8. 2013
    ..The essential oils obtained were tested for activity against two major bee pests, i.e. Paenibacillus larvae and Melissococcus plutonius, and against a reference bacterial species, Bacillus subtilis.
  11. pmc Development of duplex PCR assay for detection and differentiation of typical and atypical Melissococcus plutonius strains
    Rie Arai
    Saitama Prefectural Chuo Livestock Hygiene Service Center, 107 1 Besshocho, Kita ku, Saitama, Saitama 331 0821, Japan
    J Vet Med Sci 76:491-8. 2014
    b>Melissococcus plutonius is the causative agent of an important honeybee disease, European foulbrood (EFB). In addition to M. plutonius strains with typical characteristics (typical M...
  12. doi Lactobacillus apis sp. nov., from the stomach of honeybees (Apis mellifera), having an in vitro inhibitory effect on the causative agents of American and European foulbrood
    J Killer
    Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics v v i, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Videnska 1083, Prague 4 Krc, 142 20, Czech Republic
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 64:152-7. 2014
    ..larvae (causal agent of American foulbrood in honeybees) and Melissococcus plutonius (causal agent of European foulbrood). The name Lactobacillus apis sp. nov...
  13. 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.
  14. 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).
  15. pmc 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...
  16. 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 ..
  17. 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...
  18. 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 ..
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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 ..
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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)...
  29. 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...

Patents1

  1. Compositions for conferring tolerance to viral disease in social insects, and the use thereof
    Patent Number: WO2009060429-A2; Date:2009-05-14