Detection of replicative Kashmir #Bee Virus and Black Queen Cell Virus in Asian hornet #Vespa velutina (Lepelieter 1836) in #Italy (Sci Rep., abstract)

[Source: Scientific Reports, full page: (LINK). Abstract, edited.]

Article | OPEN | Published: 12 July 2019

Detection of replicative Kashmir Bee Virus and Black Queen Cell Virus in Asian hornet Vespa velutina (Lepelieter 1836) in Italy

Maurizio Mazzei, Giovanni Cilia, Mario Forzan, Antonio Lavazza, Franco Mutinelli & Antonio Felicioli

Scientific Reports, volume 9, Article number: 10091 (2019) | Download Citation

 

Abstract

Information concerning the pathogenic role of honey bee viruses in invasive species are still scarce. The aim of this investigation was to assess the presence of several honey bee viruses, such as Black Queen Cell Virus (BQCV), Kashmir Bee Virus (KBV), Slow Paralysis Virus (SPV), Sac Brood Virus (SBV), Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus (IAPV), Acute Bee Paralysis Virus (ABPV), Chronic Bee Paralysis Virus (CBPV), in Vespa velutina specimens collected in Italy during 2017. Results of this investigation indicate that among pathogens, replicative form of KBV and BQCV were detected, assessing the spillover effect of both these viruses from managed honey bees to hornets.

Keywords: Wildlife; Honey bee viruses; Bees; Italy.

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