Special Issue "Honey Bee Health"
A special issue of Veterinary Sciences (ISSN 2306-7381).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2020).
Interests: pathogens; microbiology; molecular biology; antimicrobials; bacterial infectious disease; zoonosis; antimicrobial resistance; wildlife; honey bee
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Special Issue in Insects: Insect Molecular Biology
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Special Issue in Pathogens: Infection in Honey Bees: Host–Pathogen Interaction and Spillover
Over the past decade, the worldwide decline of honeybee populations has been important because of its implications for beekeeping and honey production. Honeybee pathologies are continuously studied by researchers to investigate the host–parasite relationship and its effect on honeybee colonies. For these reasons, the interest of the veterinary community has increased recently, and honeybee health has also become a subject of public interest.
Bacteria, such as Melissococcus plutonius and Paenibacillus larvae, microsporidia, such as Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae, fungi, such as Ascosphaera apis, mites, such as Varroa destructor, predatory wasps, including Vespa velutina, and invasive beetles, such as Aethina tumida, are “old” and “new” subjects of important veterinary interest. Recently, the role of host–pathogen interactions in bee health has been included in a multifactorial approach to the study of these insects’ health, which involves a dynamic balance among a range of threats and resources interacting at multiple levels.
The aim of this Special Issue is to explore honeybee health through a series of research articles focused on different aspects of honeybee health at different levels, including molecular health, microbial health, population genetic health, and the interaction with invasive species that live in strict contact with honeybee populations.
Dr. Giovanni Cilia
Dr. Antonio Nanetti
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