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Short Communication: Efficacy of Two Commercial Disinfectants on Paenibacillus larvae Spores

Kiriamburi, Joseph and John, Jamleck Muturi and Mugweru, Julius and Forsgren, Eva and Nilsson, Anna (2022). Short Communication: Efficacy of Two Commercial Disinfectants on Paenibacillus larvae Spores. Frontiers in Veterinary Science , 884425
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Paenibacillus larvae is a spore-forming bacterium causing American foulbrood (AFB) in honey bee larvae. The remains of a diseased larva contains billions of extremely resilient P. larvae spores viable for decades. Burning clinically symptomatic colonies is widely considered the only workable strategy to prevent further spread of the disease, and the management practices used for decontamination requires high concentrations of chemicals or special equipment. The aim of this study was to test and compare the biocidal effect of two commercially available disinfectants, "Disinfection for beekeeping" and Virkon S on P. larvae. The two products were applied to P. larvae spores in suspension as well as inoculated on two common beehive materials, wood and Styrofoam. "Disinfection for beekeeping" had a 100 % biocidal effect on P. larvae spores in suspension compared to 87.0-88.6% for Virkon S which, however, had a significantly better effect on P. larvae on Styrofoam. The two disinfectants had similar effect on infected wood material.

Authors/Creators:Kiriamburi, Joseph and John, Jamleck Muturi and Mugweru, Julius and Forsgren, Eva and Nilsson, Anna
Title:Short Communication: Efficacy of Two Commercial Disinfectants on Paenibacillus larvae Spores
Series Name/Journal:Frontiers in Veterinary Science
Year of publishing :2022
Article number:884425
Number of Pages:4
Publisher:FRONTIERS MEDIA SA
ISSN:2297-1769
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 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 403 Veterinary Science > Other Veterinary Science
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Ecology
Keywords:Paenibacillus larvae, American foulbrood, disinfectants, apis mellifera, spores
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-117410
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-117410
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DOI10.3389/fvets.2022.884425
Web of Science (WoS)000803636600001
ID Code:28344
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Ecology
(S) > Dept. of Ecology
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:15 Jun 2022 12:25
Metadata Last Modified:15 Jun 2022 12:31

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