Bee parasites and pathogens and their role in colony losses

Bee-parasites Analysis of the molecular mechanisms modulating the honey bee stress response to pathogens and parasites and the resulting immunosuppression syndrome, which underlies colony decline and eventual collapse.

Activity start 2009
Publications - G. Di Prisco,V. Cavaliere,D. Annoscia,P. Varricchio,E. Caprio,F. Nazzi,G. Gargiulo, F. Pennacchio (2013). Neonicotinoidclothianidin adversely affects insect immunity and promotes replication of a viral pathogen in honey bees. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (ISSN:0027-8424)   pp.18466- 18471 Vol.110, Q1
- Nazzi F.,Brown SP, Annoscia D, Del Piccolo F, Di Prisco G, Varricchio P, Della Vedova G, Cattonaro F, Caprio E, Pennacchio F. (2012). Synergistic parasite-pathogen interactions mediated by host immunity can drive the collapse of honeybee colonies.PLOS PATHOGENS (ISSN:1553-7366)   pp.1- 16 Vol.8, Q1
- G. Di Prisco, X. Zhang, F. Pennacchio, E. Caprio, J. Li, J.D. Evans, G. De Grandi-Hoffman, M. Hamilton, Y. P. Chen   (2011). Dynamics of Persistent and Acute deformed Wing Virus Infections in Honey Bees, Apismellifera. VIRUSES (ISSN:1999-4915)pp.2424- 2441 Q1
- Di Prisco G.,Pennacchio F.,Caprio E., Boncristiani H.F. Jr.,Evans J.,Chen j.   (2011). Varroa destructor is an effective vector of Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus in the honey bee, Apismellifera.. JOURNAL OF GENERAL VIROLOGY (ISSN:0022-1317)pp.151- 155 Vol.92, Q1
Permanent staff Francesco Pennacchio, PO. Emilio Caprio, Ric, AGR/11
Temporary or external staff Gennaro Di Prisco, Ass. Paola Varricchio, Ass
Projects APENET--MIPAF- 300K
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