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Honey bees and climate explain viral prevalence in wild bee communities on a continental scale

Piot, Niels and Schweiger, Oliver and Meeus, Ivan and Yanez, Orlando and Straub, Lars and Villamar-Bouza, Laura and De la Rua, Pilar and Jara, Laura and Ruiz, Carlos and Malmstrom, Martin and Mustafa, Sandra and Nielsen, Anders and Mand, Marika and Karise, Reet and Tlak-Gajger, Ivana and Ozgor, Erkay and Keskin, Nevin and Dievart, Virginie and Dalmon, Anne and Gajda, Anna and Neumann, Peter and Smagghe, Guy and Graystock, Peter and Radzeviciute, Rita and Paxton, Robert J. and Rodrigues De Miranda, Joachim (2022). Honey bees and climate explain viral prevalence in wild bee communities on a continental scale. Scientific Reports. 12 :1 , 1904
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Abstract

Viruses are omnipresent, yet the knowledge on drivers of viral prevalence in wild host populations is often limited. Biotic factors, such as sympatric managed host species, as well as abiotic factors, such as climatic variables, are likely to impact viral prevalence. Managed and wild bees, which harbor several multi-host viruses with a mostly fecal-oral between-species transmission route, provide an excellent system with which to test for the impact of biotic and abiotic factors on viral prevalence in wild host populations. Here we show on a continental scale that the prevalence of three broad host viruses: the AKI-complex (Acute bee paralysis virus, Kashmir bee virus and Israeli acute paralysis virus), Deformed wing virus, and Slow bee paralysis virus in wild bee populations (bumble bees and solitary bees) is positively related to viral prevalence of sympatric honey bees as well as being impacted by climatic variables. The former highlights the need for good beekeeping practices, including Varroa destructor management to reduce honey bee viral infection and hive placement. Furthermore, we found that viral prevalence in wild bees is at its lowest at the extreme ends of both temperature and precipitation ranges. Under predicted climate change, the frequency of extremes in precipitation and temperature will continue to increase and may hence impact viral prevalence in wild bee communities.

Authors/Creators:Piot, Niels and Schweiger, Oliver and Meeus, Ivan and Yanez, Orlando and Straub, Lars and Villamar-Bouza, Laura and De la Rua, Pilar and Jara, Laura and Ruiz, Carlos and Malmstrom, Martin and Mustafa, Sandra and Nielsen, Anders and Mand, Marika and Karise, Reet and Tlak-Gajger, Ivana and Ozgor, Erkay and Keskin, Nevin and Dievart, Virginie and Dalmon, Anne and Gajda, Anna and Neumann, Peter and Smagghe, Guy and Graystock, Peter and Radzeviciute, Rita and Paxton, Robert J. and Rodrigues De Miranda, Joachim
Title:Honey bees and climate explain viral prevalence in wild bee communities on a continental scale
Series Name/Journal:Scientific Reports
Year of publishing :2022
Volume:12
Number:1
Article number:1904
Number of Pages:11
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-115966
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http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-115966
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DOI10.1038/s41598-022-05603-2
Web of Science (WoS)000752017100009
ID Code:27159
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Ecology
(S) > Dept. of Ecology
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:21 Feb 2022 13:25
Metadata Last Modified:21 Feb 2022 13:31

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