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A study of Nosema ceranae in Australia
Summary The aim of this project is to determine the impact that N. ceranae is having on the beekeeping industry in Australia, to monitor the progress of infection from the north to the south of the eastern states of Australia, to better understand the pathogenicity of N. ceranae and to identify potential control strategies. To achieve these goals the following objectives have been developed:

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Program Honey Bee
Research organisation The Crown in right of the State of NSW acting through the Department of Primary Industries
Objective summary 1. Develop a realtime PCR methodology for the more efficient and cheaper detection of N. ceranae and Nosema apis.
2. Monitor the progress of N. ceranae in honey bees in apiaries in eastern Australia
3. Determine the pathogenicity of N. ceranae compared to N. apis
4. Determine production losses caused by N. ceranae
Project Stage Closed
Project start date Monday, June 30, 2008
Project completion date Monday, May 02, 2011
Journal articles from project Not Available
National priority Safeguarding Australia
Rural priority Biosecurity
RIRDC goal HBE-Reduce the incidence and impact of pests and diseases on the beekeeping and pollination services industries
Principal researcher Michael Hornitzky (AC)
Research manager Dave Alden
Admin contact Cara Brooks