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Preliminary observations on possible pathogen spill-over from Apis mellifera to Apis cerana

Forsgren, Eva and Wei, Shi and Guiling, Ding and Zhiguang, Liu and Toan Van, Tran and Tang, Phuong Thi and Truong, Tuan Anh and Tam, Dinh Quyet and Fries, Ingemar (2015). Preliminary observations on possible pathogen spill-over from Apis mellifera to Apis cerana. Apidologie. 46:3, 265-275
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13592-014-0320-3

Abstract

Populations of Apis mellifera and Apis cerana in China and Vietnam were surveyed in order to study possible pathogen spill-over from European to Asian honeybees. This is the first survey of the prevalence of honeybee pathogens in apiaries in Vietnam, including pathogen prevalence in wild A. cerana colonies never in contact with A. mellifera. The bee samples were assayed for eight honeybee viruses: deformed wing virus (DWV); black queen cell virus (BQCV); sac brood virus (SBV); acute bee paralysis virus (ABPV); Kashmir bee virus (KBV); Israeli acute paralysis virus (IAPV); chronic bee paralysis virus (CBPV); and slow bee paralysis virus (SBPV), for two gut parasites (Nosema ssp.) and for the causative agent for European foulbrood (Melissococcus plutonius). The Vietnamese samples were assayed for Acarapis woodi infestation. No clear evidence of unique inter-specific transmission of virus infections between the two honeybee species was found. However, in wild A. cerana colonies, the only virus infection detected was DWV. With findings of IAPV infections in Chinese samples of A. cerana colonies in contact with A. mellifera, inter-specific transmission of IAPV cannot be ruled out. BQCV was the most prevalent virus in managed colonies irrespective of bee species. We did not detect the causative agent of European foulbrood, M. plutonius in wild or isolated colonies of A. cerana in Vietnam or China; however, low incidence of this pathogen was found in the Asian host species when in contact with its European sister species. No evidence for the presence of A. woodi was found in the Vietnamese samples.

Authors/Creators:Forsgren, Eva and Wei, Shi and Guiling, Ding and Zhiguang, Liu and Toan Van, Tran and Tang, Phuong Thi and Truong, Tuan Anh and Tam, Dinh Quyet and Fries, Ingemar
Title:Preliminary observations on possible pathogen spill-over from Apis mellifera to Apis cerana
Series/Journal:Apidologie (0044-8435)
Year of publishing :2015
Depositing date:2 December 2015
Volume:46
Number:3
Page range:265-275
Number of Pages:11
Publisher:Springer Paris
ISSN:0044-8435
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:L Animal production > L73 Animal diseases
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 403 Veterinary Science > Other Veterinary Science
Agrovoc terms:Apis mellifera, Apis cerana, viroses
Keywords:Apis mellifera, Apis cerana, virus infections, Nosema ssp, Acarapis woodi, Melissococcus plutonius
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-3103
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http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-3103
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Web of Science (WoS)000354134900001
DOI10.1007/s13592-014-0320-3
ID Code:12885
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Ecology
(S) > Dept. of Ecology
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Deposited On:02 Dec 2015 10:20
Metadata Last Modified:19 Feb 2016 02:41

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