Special Issue: Honey Bee Viruses
AbstractPollination of flowering plants is an important ecosystem service provided by wild insect pollinators and managed honey bees. Hence, losses and declines of pollinating insect species threaten human food security and are of major concern not only for apiculture or agriculture but for human society in general. Honey bee colony losses and bumblebee declines have attracted intensive research interest over the last decade and although the problem is far from being solved we now know that viruses are among the key players of many of these bee losses and bumblebee declines. With this special issue on bee viruses we, therefore, aimed to collect high quality original papers reflecting the current state of bee virus research. To this end, we focused on newly discovered viruses (Lake Sinai viruses, bee macula-like virus), or a so far neglected virus species (Apis mellifera filamentous virus), and cutting edge technologies (mass spectrometry, RNAi approach) applied in the field. View Full-Text
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Gisder, S.; Genersch, E. Special Issue: Honey Bee Viruses. Viruses 2015, 7, 5603-5608.
Gisder S, Genersch E. Special Issue: Honey Bee Viruses. Viruses. 2015; 7(10):5603-5608.Chicago/Turabian Style
Gisder, Sebastian; Genersch, Elke. 2015. "Special Issue: Honey Bee Viruses." Viruses 7, no. 10: 5603-5608.