Genome published of the small hive beetle, a major honey bee parasite

Genome published of the small hive beetle, a major honey bee parasite

Date:December 20, 2018

Source:US Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service

Summary:Beekeepers and researchers will welcome the unveiling of the small hive beetle’s genome by scientists. The small hive beetle (SHB) is a major parasite problem of honey bees for which there are few effective treatments. Completing the SHB genome takes on even more importance when you realize that among the SHB’s close relatives are the destructive and invasive Asian longhorned beetle.

 

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