Thiacloprid–Nosema ceranae interactions in honey bees: Host survivorship but not parasite reproduction is dependent on pesticide dose

Retschnig, Gina; Neumann, Peter; Williams, Geoffrey R. (2014). Thiacloprid–Nosema ceranae interactions in honey bees: Host survivorship but not parasite reproduction is dependent on pesticide dose. Journal of invertebrate pathology, 118, pp. 18-19. Elsevier 10.1016/j.jip.2014.02.008

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Interactions between stressors contribute to the recently reported increase in losses of honey bee colonies. Here we demonstrated that a synergistic effect on mortality by the low toxic, commonly used neonicotinoid thiacloprid and the nearly ubiquitous gut parasite Nosemaceranae is dependent on the pesticide dose. Furthermore, thiacloprid had a negative influence on N.ceranae reproduction. Our results highlight that interactions among honey bee health stressors can be dynamic and should be studied across a broader range of combinations.

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:

Retschnig, Gina; Neumann, Peter and Williams, Geoffrey Rhys

Subjects:

500 Science > 590 Animals (Zoology)
600 Technology > 630 Agriculture
500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology

ISSN:

0022-2011

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Gina Retschnig

Date Deposited:

18 Mar 2015 11:19

Last Modified:

15 Oct 2015 11:09

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.jip.2014.02.008

PubMed ID:

24594300

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.64850

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/64850

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