EurekaMag.com logo
+ Site Statistics
References:
52,725,316
Abstracts:
28,411,598
+ Search Articles
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
EurekaMag Most Shared ContentMost Shared
EurekaMag PDF Full Text ContentPDF Full Text
+ PDF Full Text
Request PDF Full TextRequest PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter
Follow on Google+Follow on Google+
Follow on LinkedInFollow on LinkedIn

+ Translate

Behavioral strategies of Apis mellifera and Apis cerana against Varroa jacobsoni






International Journal of Acarology 19(2): 173-177

Behavioral strategies of Apis mellifera and Apis cerana against Varroa jacobsoni

The grooming and removal behaviors of Apis cerana and Apis mellifera is reviewed and their function as active mechanisms of resistance against the parasitic mite Varroa jacobsoni is discussed. Both mechanisms and the restricted reproduction of the mite in drone brood cells constitute resistance in A. mellifera. We propose that there are opportunities for selection and breeding of A. mellifera with a higher capability of response to infestation by V. jacobsoni; the grooming and removal behaviors of the bees as defense mechanisms should be considered for genetic improvement.


Accession: 002308862

DOI: 10.1080/01647959308683977



Related references

Grooming and removal behaviour - strategies of Apis mellifera and Apis cerana against Varroa jacobsoni. American Bee Journal 133(2): 117-119, 1993

Grooming and removal behavior - strategies of Apis mellifera and Apis cerana bees against Varroa jacobsoni. American bee journal 133(2): 117-119, 1993

Natural selection of Varroa jacobsoni explains the different reproductive strategies in colonies of Apis cerana and Apis mellifera. Experimental and Applied Acarology 23(2): 133-144, 1999

Natural selection of Varroa jacobsoni explains the differential reproductive strategies in colonies of Apis cerana and Apis mellifera. Bruin, J [Author], van der Geest, L P S [Author], Sabelis, M W [Author] Series Entomologica (Dordrecht) Ecology and Evolution of the Acari 349-357, 1999

Grooming behaviour of Apis cerana, Apis mellifera and Apis dorsata and its effect on the parasitic mites Varroa jacobsoni and Tropilaelaps clareae. Experimental and Applied Acarology 16(4): 313-319, 1992

Grooming behavior and damaged mites (Varroa jacobsoni) in Apis cerana cerana and Apis mellifera ligustica. Apidologie 27(1): 3-11, 1996

Incidence of Varroa jacobsoni Oud. on Apis mellifera and Apis cerana in Himachal Pradesh, India. American Bee Journal 137(8): 597-598, 1997

Varroasis--a parasitic disease of honey bees Apis cerana, Apis mellifera, Varroa jacobsoni. Leaflet Great Britain Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food Agricultural Development and Advisory Service: (834), 1982

Aspects of preadaptation in Varroa jacobsoni while shifting from its original host Apis cerana to Apis mellifera. Unknown, 1993

Investigations on the parasitic mites Varroa jacobsoni Oud. and Tropilaelaps clareae Delfinado & Baker and their hosts Apis cerana Fabr., Apis dorsata Fabr., and Apis mellifera L. Investigations on the parasitic mites Varroa jacobsoni Oud and Tropilaelaps clareae Delfinado and Baker and their hosts Apis cerana Fabr, Apis dorsata Fabr, and Apis mellifera L: vii + 150 pp., 1991