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Molecular approaches to the analysis of deformed wing virus replication

Press release: For years, the understanding of the pathogenetic mechanisms that underlie honey bee viral diseases has been severely hindered because of the lack of a cell culture system for virus propagation. As a result, it is very imperative to … Continue reading

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Localization of deformed wing virus (DWV) in the brains of the honeybee

Virology Journal 2009 has an research article about localization of DWV in the brains of the honeybee. Read more

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So if it isn’t bug eat bug, what is it that’s killing the honey bees?

For years scientists believed that the deformed wing virus (DWV) was spread by varroa destructor mites, which have invaded and spread infections among honeybee colonies in Britain. Read More

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New virus headache for beekeepers

Biosecurity New Zealand said a virus causing deformed wings in bees had been confirmed at two apiaries in Northland and Waikato. Read more

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