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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 ...
- Tripodi, Amber D., et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 2014 v.87 no.2 pp. 225-233
- Bombus pensylvanicus; Crithidia bombi; Nosema; conservation status; males; pathogens; spring; surveys; Kansas
- ... Several species of bumble bees are declining in the United States; these declining populations often show higher prevalence of Nosema bombi, a microsporidian pathogen. To date, surveys of bumble bee pathogens in the United States have only been conducted on workers and males, yet the health of a population is ultimately dependent on the success of colony-founding queens. We conducted a molecular-d ...