Deformed wings of small hive beetle independent of virus infections and mites

Huwiler, Meret; Papach, Anna; Cristina, Elodie; Yañez, Orlando; Williams, Geoffrey R.; Neumann, Peter (2020). Deformed wings of small hive beetle independent of virus infections and mites. Journal of invertebrate pathology, 172, p. 107365. Elsevier 10.1016/j.jip.2020.107365

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Insect wing deformities can be caused by viruses, mites and other environmental stressors during development. Here we conducted differential diagnostics of deformed wings in small hive beetles, Aethina tumida (SHB). Adult SHB with and without deformed wings from individual and mass reared scenarios were evaluated for the mite Tyrophagus putrescentiae and for deformed wing virus. Viral load and mite number were similar for SHB with deformed wings and unaffected beetles. Because deformed wings were only observed in individually pupating SHB, a humidity challenge most likely explains the observed clinical symptoms. Our observations support the importance of differential diagnostics.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH)
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH) > Institute of Bee Health

UniBE Contributor:

Papach, Anna; Cristina, Elodie; Yanez Amayo, Victor Orlando and Neumann, Peter

Subjects:

500 Science > 590 Animals (Zoology)
600 Technology > 630 Agriculture

ISSN:

0022-2011

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Anna Papach

Date Deposited:

24 Mar 2021 16:47

Last Modified:

28 Mar 2021 03:58

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.jip.2020.107365

PubMed ID:

32201240

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/153484

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/153484

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