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PhD Thesis
May 2013

Role of chemical recogintion in the ability of the Varroa mite to persist within honeybee colonies.

Kather, R (2013) 'Role of chemical recogintion in the ability of the Varroa mite to persist within honeybee colonies.'.

Abstract

Honeybees are able to recognise nest-mates from all other aliens, however despite this the parasitic Varroa mite is able to evade this mechanism. This PhD investigates the various chemcial mechanisms used by the Varroa mite to allow it to exist within the honeybee colony.

Student

Ricky Kather

Supervisor

Stephen Martin

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