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Global similarity, and some key differences, in the metagenomes of Swedish varroa-surviving and varroa-susceptible honeybees

Thaduri, Srinivas and Marupakula, Srisailam and Terenius, Olle and Onorati, Piero and Tellgren-Roth, Christian and Locke, Barbara and Rodrigues De Miranda, Joachim (2021). Global similarity, and some key differences, in the metagenomes of Swedish varroa-surviving and varroa-susceptible honeybees. Scientific Reports. 11 , 23214
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Abstract

There is increasing evidence that honeybees (Apis mellifera L.) can adapt naturally to survive Varroa destructor, the primary cause of colony mortality world-wide. Most of the adaptive traits of naturally varroa-surviving honeybees concern varroa reproduction. Here we investigate whether factors in the honeybee metagenome also contribute to this survival. The quantitative and qualitative composition of the bacterial and viral metagenome fluctuated greatly during the active season, but with little overall difference between varroa-surviving and varroa-susceptible colonies. The main exceptions were Bartonella apis and sacbrood virus, particularly during early spring and autumn. Bombella apis was also strongly associated with early and late season, though equally for all colonies. All three affect colony protein management and metabolism. Lake Sinai virus was more abundant in varroa-surviving colonies during the summer. Lake Sinai virus and deformed wing virus also showed a tendency towards seasonal genetic change, but without any distinction between varroa-surviving and varroa-susceptible colonies. Whether the changes in these taxa contribute to survival or reflect demographic differences between the colonies (or both) remains unclear.

Authors/Creators:Thaduri, Srinivas and Marupakula, Srisailam and Terenius, Olle and Onorati, Piero and Tellgren-Roth, Christian and Locke, Barbara and Rodrigues De Miranda, Joachim
Title:Global similarity, and some key differences, in the metagenomes of Swedish varroa-surviving and varroa-susceptible honeybees
Series Name/Journal:Scientific Reports
Year of publishing :2021
Volume:11
Article number:23214
Number of Pages:15
Publisher:NATURE PORTFOLIO
ISSN:2045-2322
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Ecology
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-114929
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-114929
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Type of IDID
DOI10.1038/s41598-021-02652-x
Web of Science (WoS)000725094400064
ID Code:26337
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
S - Faculty of Forest Sciences
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Ecology
(S) > Dept. of Ecology

(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology
(S) > Dept. of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology
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Deposited On:17 Dec 2021 13:25
Metadata Last Modified:17 Dec 2021 13:31

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