viruses of managed alfalfa leafcutting bees (megachille rotundata fabricus) and honey bees (apis mellifera l.) in western canada: incidence, impacts, and prospects of cross-species viral transmission.we examined whether alfalfa leafcutting bees (alcb, megachille rotundata) experienced a higher incidence of seven viruses commonly found honey bees (apis mellifera) when placed alongside honey bees for hybrid canola seed pollination. although two viruses - sacbrood virus (sbv) and deformed wing virus (dwv) - were detected in alcb adults, their presence appeared independent of whether honey bees were present in the same field or not. a further survey of viruses among alcb adults in three differen ...201728400199
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