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Title:Survey for Nosema bombi: a Potential Causative Agent for Decline of Bombus franklini and Bombus occidentalis Final Report
Author(s):Solter, Leellen F.; Cameron, Sydney A.; Thorp, Robin; White, Brendan
Subject(s):Pollinator decline
Bee diseases
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Abstract:Purpose of Research: To investigate the role of pathogens, particularly microsporidia, as a factor in the decline of Bombus franklini, B. occidentalis, and B. pensylvanicus. This project, US Fish & Wildlife Purchase Order #101816M577, provided a second season of collections (following project PO #134205M090) of Bombus spp. in the midwestern and northwestern U.S. We continue to gather information leading to understanding the potential role of pathogens in the decline of Bombus species in the western and Midwestern United States.
Issue Date:2009-02-21
Publisher:Illinois Natural History Survey
Series/Report:Technical Report INHS 2009 (42)
Genre:Technical Report
Description:U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Grant/Contract No: #101816M577, #101816M577
Sponsor:INHS Technical Report Prepared for U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Rights Information:This document is a product of the Illinois Natural History Survey, and has been selected and made available by the Illinois Natural History Survey and the University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It is intended solely for noncommercial research and educational use, and proper attribution is requested.
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-03-04

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