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Vaccine for Honeybees Could Be a Tool to Fight Population Decline

New York Times

At a time when some beekeepers are struggling to keep their colonies alive and pollinating, the prospect of a vaccine for honeybees has offered a flicker of hope… Read at New York Times

World's First Insect Vaccine Could Help Bees Fight Off Deadly Disease

NPR

Bees may soon get an ally in their fight against bacterial disease — one of the most serious threats the pollinators face — in the form of an edible vaccine… Read at NPR

Will new vaccine effectively save bees?

KCRW

Bees have been dying off in masses, and no one knows why. Bees are crucial to the food chain. Now there’s hope: a bee vaccine… Listen on KCRW

First-Ever Honey Bee Vaccine Offers Hope for Pollinators and Fruit Growers

Fortune

A growing number of honey bees die each year due to pesticides, vanishing habitats, poor nutrition, and climate change, with potentially disastrous consequences for agriculture and natural diversity… Read at Fortune

World's First Insect Vaccine Could Help Bees Fight Off Deadly Disease

Bloomberg

Bees may soon get an ally in their fight against bacterial disease — one of the most serious threats the pollinators face — in the form of an edible vaccine… Read on Bloomberg

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Immune pathways and defence mechanisms in honey bees Apis mellifera

Insect Molecular Biology

Social insects are able to mount both group-level and individual defences against pathogens. Here we focus on individual defences, by presenting a genome-wide analysis of immunity in a social insect, the honey bee Apis mellifera...

The maternal transfer of bacteria can mediate trans-generational immune priming in insects

Virulence

Parents invest in their offspring by preparing them for defense against pathogens and parasites that only the parents have encountered, a phenomenon known as trans-generational immune priming. We investigated the underlying mechanism using the established lepidopteran model host Galleria mellonella...

Transfer of Immunity from Mother to Offspring Is Mediated via Egg-Yolk Protein Vitellogenin

PLOS Pathogens

Insect immune systems can recognize specific pathogens and prime offspring immunity. High specificity of immune priming can be achieved when insect females transfer immune elicitors into developing oocytes....

The role of Vitellogenin in the transfer of immune elicitors from gut to hypopharyngeal glands in honey bees (Apis mellifera)

Journal of Insect Physiology

Female insects that survive a pathogen attack can produce more pathogen-resistant offspring in a process called trans-generational immune priming. In the honey bee (Apis mellifera), the egg-yolk precursor protein Vitellogenin transports fragments of pathogen cells into the egg, thereby setting the stage for a recruitment of immunological defenses prior to hatching....