Biological control of chalkbrood by anti-fungal bacterial symbionts of bees

Summary

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Program

Honey Bee

Research Organisation

Australian National University

Objective Summary

The objectives of this project are to: (i) isolate and characterise from different Australian bee hives the bacteria that produce gluconic acid (identified by us as an antifungal agent) (ii) undertake a detailed study of the fundamental nature of the important bee bacterial association in the gut of the honey bee in Australia and it's role in factors such as hive health. The results of this strategic basic research in studying the nature of the honey bee bacteria will allow us to carry out applied research to determine the feasibility of developing biological control against the important chalkbrood disease.

Project Code

PRJ-000571

Project Stage

Closed

Project Start Date

Tuesday, January 1, 2002

Project Completion Date

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

Safeguarding Australia

National Priority

Biosecurity

National Priority

HBE-Reduce the incidence and impact of pests and diseases on the beekeeping and pollination services industries

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Related publications

21.08.09

Biological Control of Chalkbrood by Anti-fungal Symbionts of Bees