Special Issue "Advances in Honey Bee Virus Research"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2020).
The sudden collapse of honey bee colonies in California in 2005 and alarming reports about significant colony losses in the U.S. and Europe have attracted the renewed attention of researchers and the general public to the role played by honey bee viruses in this process. Thus, research focused on the elucidation of the genomic sequences of previously identified and new honey bee-associated viruses, their pathogenicity at the individual and colony levels, their structure, their interactions with other pathogens, and their relationship with the host, many times emerging from covert-asymptomatic to overt-symptomatic infections following stress challenges, has recently been conducted. These efforts have resulted in new and substantial knowledge.
In this Special Issue of Viruses, our aim is to highlight recent significant advances in this area of virology to provide an updated integrated picture of honey bee-associated viruses in order to improve, facilitate, and encourage further innovative research in this fascinating field, as well as to highlight select, recent advances that could contribute to broaden our understanding of this topic. Researchers who would like to contribute their views and/or original research on the above themes, including molecular, structural, genomic, and biological virus–host aspects and the emergence/involvement of new virus strains, as well as new viruses, are welcome to do so.
Prof. Nor Chejanovsky
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- Honey bee virus
- virus strain
- virus structure
- metagenomics analysis
- virus tolerance/resistance
- pathogen/insecticide–virus synergism/antagonism
- virus host-range