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dc.contributor.authorTokarz, R
dc.contributor.authorFirth, C
dc.contributor.authorStreet, C
dc.contributor.authorCox-Foster, DL
dc.contributor.authorLipkin, WI
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-04T00:58:19Z
dc.date.available2021-02-04T00:58:19Z
dc.date.issued2011-06-30
dc.identifierpii: PONE-D-11-06139
dc.identifier.citationTokarz, R., Firth, C., Street, C., Cox-Foster, D. L. & Lipkin, W. I. (2011). Lack of Evidence for an Association between Iridovirus and Colony Collapse Disorder. PLOS ONE, 6 (6), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0021844.
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/259237
dc.description.abstractColony collapse disorder (CCD) is characterized by the unexplained losses of large numbers of adult worker bees (Apis mellifera) from apparently healthy colonies. Although infections, toxins, and other stressors have been associated with the onset of CCD, the pathogenesis of this disorder remains obscure. Recently, a proteomics study implicated a double-stranded DNA virus, invertebrate iridescent virus (Family Iridoviridae) along with a microsporidium (Nosema sp.) as the cause of CCD. We tested the validity of this relationship using two independent methods: (i) we surveyed healthy and CCD colonies from the United States and Israel for the presence of members of the Iridovirus genus and (ii) we reanalyzed metagenomics data previously generated from RNA pools of CCD colonies for the presence of Iridovirus-like sequences. Neither analysis revealed any evidence to suggest the presence of an Iridovirus in healthy or CCD colonies.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherPUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
dc.titleLack of Evidence for an Association between Iridovirus and Colony Collapse Disorder
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0021844
melbourne.affiliation.departmentSchool of BioSciences
melbourne.affiliation.facultyScience
melbourne.source.titlePLoS One
melbourne.source.volume6
melbourne.source.issue6
dc.rights.licenseCC BY
melbourne.elementsid1208833
melbourne.contributor.authorFirth, Cadhla
dc.identifier.eissn1932-6203
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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