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virion structure of black queen cell virus, a common honeybee pathogen.viral diseases are a major threat to honeybee (apis mellifera) populations worldwide and therefore an important factor in reliable crop pollination and food security. black queen cell virus (bqcv) is the etiological agent of a fatal disease of honeybee queen larvae and pupae. the virus belongs to the genus triatovirus from the family dicistroviridae, which is part of the order picornavirales here we present a crystal structure of bqcv determined to a resolution of 3.4 å. the virion is formed by ...201728077635
replication of honey bee-associated rna viruses across multiple bee species in apple orchards of georgia, germany and kyrgyzstan.the essential ecosystem service of pollination is provided largely by insects, which are considered threatened by diverse biotic and abiotic global change pressures. rna viruses are one such pressure, and have risen in prominence as a major threat for honey bees (apis mellifera) and global apiculture, as well as a risk factor for other bee species through pathogen spill-over between managed honey bees and sympatric wild pollinator communities. yet despite their potential role in global bee decli ...201728392285
molecular and phylogenetic characterization of honey bee viruses, nosema microsporidia, protozoan parasites, and parasitic mites in china.china has the largest number of managed honey bee colonies, which produce the highest quantity of honey and royal jelly in the world; however, the presence of honey bee pathogens and parasites has never been rigorously identified in chinese apiaries. we thus conducted a molecular survey of honey bee rna viruses, nosema microsporidia, protozoan parasites, and tracheal mites associated with nonnative apis mellifera ligustica and native apis cerana cerana colonies in china. we found the presence of ...201323467539
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