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J Invertebr Pathol. 2010 Jan;103 Suppl 1:S10-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jip.2009.06.015. Epub 2009 Nov 11.

American Foulbrood in honeybees and its causative agent, Paenibacillus larvae.

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Institute for Bee Research, Friedrich-Engels-Str. 32, 16540 Hohen Neuendorf, Germany. elke.genersch@rz.hu-berlin.de

Abstract

After more than a century of American Foulbrood (AFB) research, this fatal brood infection is still among the most deleterious bee diseases. Its etiological agent is the Gram-positive, spore-forming bacterium Paenibacillus larvae. Huge progress has been made, especially in the last 20 years, in the understanding of the disease and of the underlying host-pathogen interactions. This review will place these recent developments in the study of American Foulbrood and of P. larvae into the general context of AFB research.

PMID:
19909971
DOI:
10.1016/j.jip.2009.06.015
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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