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Nosema ceranae is not detected in honey bees (Apis spp.) of northeast Thailand

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Journal of Apicultural Research Vol. 52 (5) pp. 259-261
DOI 10.3896/IBRA.1.52.5.13
Date December 2013
Article Title

Nosema ceranae is not detected in honey bees (Apis spp.) of northeast Thailand

Author(s)

Siripuk Suraporn, Myrsini Eirini Natsopoulou, Vincent Doublet, Dino P McMahon and Robert J Paxton

Abstract

The microsporidian Nosema ceranae was first reported from Beijing, China, in the Asian honey bee, Apis cerana, which is often assumed to be its original host. Nowadays N. ceranae is found worldwide in Apis mellifera and it has been blamed as a cause of colony collapse in A. mellifera. In the centre of Thailand,N. ceranae has been detected in adults of managed A. cerana, wild A. florea and the non-native A. mellifera as well as in wild A. dorsata in the north of Thailand,  suggesting that N. ceranae may be widespread and common in honey bees in Thailand and potentially elsewhere in SE Asia.

Keywords

 Nosema ceranae, honey bees, Thailand, Apis cerana, Apis dorsata, Apis florea, Apis mellifera

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