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Apis mellifera Pests and Pathogens

Ascosphaera apis             Nosema ceranae             Paenibacillus larvae             Varroa destructor

 

 

Varroa destructor

Resources

GBrowse Genome Browser on scaffold coordinates (n = 28777)
JBrowse Genome Browser on scaffold coordinates (n = 28777)
BLAST scaffolds

Description Mite; parasite of immature and adult bees; vector of viral pathogens
Sequencing Group USDA-ARS Bee Research Laboratory
NCBI Phylogenetic Classification Eukaryota; Metazoa; Arthropoda; Chelicerata; Arachnida; Acari; Parasitiformes; Mesostigmata; Dermanyssina; Dermanyssoidea; Varroidae; Varroa; Varroa destructor (Taxonomy ID: 109461)

 

Ascosphaera apis

Resources

Genome Browser on scaffold coordinates (n = 1649)
BLAST scaffolds and NCBI gene models

Download genome assembly, annotation and 454 data

Description Larval pathogen; causitive agent of chalkbrood disease
Sequencing Group Baylor College of Medicine
NCBI Phylogenetic Classification Eukaryota; Fungi; Dikarya; Ascomycota; Pezizomycotina; Eurotiomycetes; Eurotiomycetidae; Onygenales; Ascosphaeraceae; Ascosphaera; Ascosphaera apis USDA-ARSEF 7405 (Taxonomy ID: 392613)
Publications

Qin X, Evans JD, Aronstein KA, Murray KD, Weinstock GM. 2006. Genome sequences of the honey bee pathogens Paenibacillus larvae and Ascosphaera apis. Insect Mol Biol. 15:715-8. PMID: 17069642.

Cornman RS, Bennett AK, Murray KD, Evans JD, Elsik CG, Aronstein K. 2012 Transcriptome analysis of the honey bee fungal pathogen, Ascosphaera apis: implications for host pathogenesis. BMC Genomics. 13:285. PMID: 22747707

 

Nosema ceranae

Resources Genome Browser on contig coordinates (n = 5465)
BLAST contigs and ab initio predictions
Description Adult pathogen; causitive agent of Nosema disease
Sequencing Group USDA-ARS Bee Research Laboratory
NCBI Phylogenetic Classification Eukaryota; Fungi; Microsporidia; Nosematidae; Nosema; Nosema ceranae BRL01 (Taxonomy ID: 578460)
Publication Cornman RS, Chen YP, Schatz MC, Street C, Zhao Y, Desany B, Egholm M, Hutchison S, Pettis JS, Lipkin WI, Evans JD. 2009. Genomic analyses of the microsporidian Nosema ceranae, an emergent pathogen of honey bees. PLoS Pathog. 5:e1000466. PMID: 19503607.

 

Paenibacillus larvae

Resources Genome Browser on scaffold coordinates (n = 360)
BLAST scaffolds, ab initio predictions and NCBI gene models
Description Larval pathogen; causitive agent of American Foulbrood (AFB) disease
Sequencing Group Baylor College of Medicine
NCBI Phylogenetic Classification Bacteria; Firmicutes; Paenibacillaceae; Paenibacillus; Paenibacillus larvae subsp. larvae BRL-230010 (Taxonomy ID: 392917)
Publication Qin X, Evans JD, Aronstein KA, Murray KD, Weinstock GM. 2006. Genome sequences of the honey bee pathogens Paenibacillus larvae and Ascosphaera apis. Insect Mol Biol. 15:715-8. PMID: 17069642.