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- Tripodi, Amber D., et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Journal of invertebrate pathology 2018 v.153 pp. 147-155
- Bombus; Crithidia bombi; DNA primers; host range; hosts; mixed infection; parasites; polymerase chain reaction; protocols; sequence analysis; surveys; symbionts; North America
- ... Crithidia bombi and Crithidia expoeki (Trypanosomatidae) are common parasites of bumble bees (Bombus spp.). Crithidia bombi was described in the 1980s, and C. expoeki was recently discovered using molecular tools. Both species have cosmopolitan distributions among their bumble bee hosts, but there have been few bumble bee studies that have identified infections to species since the original descri ...