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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2006 | Volume: 9 | Issue: 7 | Page No.: 1282-1286
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2006.1282.1286
An Investigation on Some Diseases and Parasites of Bumblebee Queens (Bombus terrestris L.) in Turkey
Necda Eldeniz Cankaya and Osman Kaftanoglu

Abstract:
The mated bumblebee queens overwinter in the soil and they make nests under the ground they come into contact with many ground dwelling pathogens and parasites. These pathogens and parasites may kill the queen. This study was conducted to investigated the occur some diseases and parasites on 578 mated Bombus terrestris L. queens collected from Adana, Mersin, Antalya and Bodrum regions in Turkey. For Nosema bombi, the highest infestation ratios were found in Bodrum ecotype (17.48%), for Apicystis bombi, the highest infestation ratios were found in Bodrum ecotype (8.54%), for Crithidia bombi, the highest infestation ratios were found in Bodrum ecotype (9.76%), for bacteria, the highest infestation ratios were found in Mersin ecotype (39.09%), for fungus, the highest infestation ratios were found in Mersin ecotype (17.27%), for internal parasites (Locustacarus buchneri), the highest infestation ratios were found in Bodrum ecotype (13.01%) and for external mites (Kutzinia laevis, Scutacarus acarorus, Parasitus fucorum) the highest infestation ratios were found in Antalya ecotype (41.44%, respectively).
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Necda Eldeniz Cankaya and Osman Kaftanoglu , 2006. An Investigation on Some Diseases and Parasites of Bumblebee Queens (Bombus terrestris L.) in Turkey. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 9: 1282-1286.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2006.1282.1286

URL: http://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2006.1282.1286

 
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