Leonardo P. Porrini, Martín P. Porrini, Melisa P. Garrido, Fernando Müller, Luciana Arrascaeta, Pedro J. Fernández Iriarte, Martin J. Eguaras
Abstract:The infection of honey bees, Apis mellifera L. (Hymenoptera: Apidae), by the microsporidian Nosema ceranae is one of the factors related to the increase in colony losses and the decrease in honey production observed in recent years. However, these effects seem to differ depending on the climate zone. The range and prevalence of N. ceranae have increased significantly in the last decades, with different consequences in northern and southern temperate areas. The existence of various isolates of N. ceranae from d…
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