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CAP team collaborative publications to date (through June 2011)

Andino, G.K. and G.J. Hunt. 2010. A new assay to measure mite grooming behavior, pp
497-511. In Proceedings, 2010 American bee research conference, 14-15 January
2010, Orlando FL. Am. Bee J.150:5. Also, Apidologie DOI: 10.1007/s13592-011-0004-1

Arechavaleta-Velasco, M.E., K. Alcala-Escamilla, C. Robles-Rios & G.J. Hunt. 2011. Identifying candidate genes for honey bee mite-grooming behavior using fine-scale mapping. Am Bee J 151(5): 507-518

Aronstein K.A, and J. Adamczyk. 2011. Influence of Genomics: The Post Genomic Era in the Honey Bee Research. The Journal of the Texas Beekeepers Association. 11(1): 12-17

Aronstein, K.A., H.E. Cabanillas. (ed. Samataro) Book: ”Honey Bee Colony Health: Challenges and Sustainable solutions” Book chapter 11: Chalkbrood Re-examined . Taylor and Francis, LLC, (accepted, 2011)

Aronstein, K.A. 2009. Detect Nosema Parasite in Time to Save Bee Colonies. Am. Bee J.150 (1): 63-65

Aronstein, K.A., Eduardo Saldivar, T.C. Webster. 2011. Evaluation of Nosema ceranae Spore-specific polyclonal antibodies. Journal of Apicultural Research 50(2): 145-151

Aronstein, K. A., B. Oppert, and M.D. Lorenzen. (ed. Paula Grabowski) 2011. Book: “RNA Processing,” Chapter “RNAi in the Agriculturally Important Arthropods.” ISBN 978-953-307-332-3, InTech.

Boncristiani, H., J.L. Li, J.D. Evans, and Y.P. Chen. 2011. Scientific note on PCR inhibitors in the compound eyes of honey bees, Apis mellifera, Apidologie (in press)

Chen, Y.P. and Z.Y. Huang. 2010. Nosema ceranae, a newly identified pathogen of Apis mellifera in the U.S. and Asia. Apidologie 41: 364-374, DOI: 10.1051/apido/2010021

Chen, Y.P., J.D. Evans, and J.S. Pettis. 2011. The presence of chronic bee paralysis virus
infection in honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) in the USA. J. Apic. Res.,50:85-86

Ciarlo, T. and C. Mullin. 2011. Pesticide adjuvants and inert ingredients may impair
foraging behavior in honey bees (Apis mellifera). In: American Bee Research
Conference, Galveston, TX. American Bee Journal, 151(4) (Poster Abstract)

Cornman, R. S., M.C. Schatz, J.S. Johnston, Y.P. Chen, J.S. Pettis, G. Hunt; B. Lanie, C. Elsik, D. Anderson, C.M. Grozinger, and J.D. Evans. 2010. Genomic survey of the ectoparasitic mite Varroa destructor, a major pest of the honey bee Apis mellifera, BMC Genomics 11:602

Cox-Foster DL, S. Conlan, E.C. Holmes, et al. 2007. A metagenomic survey of microbes
in honey bee colony collapse disorder. Science 318, 283-287

Cox-Foster, D. L., M. Frazier, J. Frazier and C. Mullin. 2011. Loss of honey bee colonies: Unraveling the interactions between pathogens and pesticides. In: North American Beekeeping Conference & Tradeshow, Galveston, TX. American Bee Journal, 151(4) (Abstract)

Dainat, B.D., J.D. Evans, Y.P. Chen, P. Neumann. 2011. Sampling and RNA quality for
diagnosis of honey bee viruses using quantitative PCR, Journal of Virological
Methods, (in press)

Di Prisco, G., F. Pennacchio, C. Emilio, H. Boncristiani, J.D. Evans, Y.P. Chen. 2011. Varroa destructor is an effective vector of Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus in honey bees, Apis mellifera, J. General Virology, 92: 151-155

Eitzer, B., F. Drummond, J.D. Ellis, N. Ostiguy, K. Aronstein, W.S. Sheppard, K. Visscher, D. Cox-Foster, & A. Averill. 2010. Pesticide analysis at the stationary apiaries, American Bee Journal, 150(5):500

Ellis, J., J.D. Evans, J.S. Pettis. 2010. Colony losses, managed colony population decline,
and Colony Collapse Disorder in the United States, J. Apicultural Res, 49(1) 134- 136

Ellis, M.D. Pesticides Applied to Crops and Honey Bee Toxicity. 2010. American Bee
Journal, 149(5):485-486

Ellis, M.D., B. Teeters. 2011. Assessing the Risks of Honey Bee Exposure to Pesticides. American Bee Journal, 151(7):682-683.

Evans, JD. 2006. Beepath: An ordered quantitative-PCR array for exploring honey bee immunity and disease, Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 93 (2): 135-139

Evans, J.D., M. Spivak. 2010. Socialized Medicine: Individual and communal disease
barriers in honey bees, Journal Invert. Pathol. 103, S62-S72

Frazier, J.L., M.T. Frazier, C.A. Mullin and W. Zhu. 2011. Does the reproductive ground
plan hypothesis offer a mechanistic basis for understanding honey bee health? In:
American Bee Research Conference, Galveston, TX. American Bee Journal,

Frazier, M.T., S. Ashcraft, W. Zhu, and J. Frazier. 2011. Assessing the reduction of field
populations in honey bee colonies pollinating nine different crops. In: American Bee Research Conference, Galveston, TX. American Bee Journal, 151(4) (Abstract)

Frazier, J., C. Mullin, M. Frazier, and S. Ashcraft. 2011. Pesticides and their involvement in Colony Collapse Disorder. American Bee Journal, 151(8):779-781.

Genersch, E, J.D. Evans, I. Fries. 2010. Honey bee disease overview, Journal Invert.
Pathol. 103, S2-S4

Heintz, C, M. Ribotto, M. Ellis, K.S. Delaplane. 2011. Best Management Practices (BMPs) For Beekeepers Pollinating California’s Agricultural Crops. American Bee Journal, 151(3):265-268

Holt, H.L., K.A. Aronstein, and C.M. Grozinger.  Genomic analysis of effects of Nosema parasites on honey bee workers (in prep.)

Huang, Z.Y. 2010. Honey bee nutrition.  American Bee Journal 150, 773-776.  Also published in Bee Culture 138:(9) 22-26

Hunt, G.J. 2010. Breeding bees for resistance to parasites and diseases. American Bee
Journal, 150(7):667-669

Johnson, R.M., J.D. Evans, G.E. Robinson, M.R. Berenbaum. 2009. Changes in transcript abundance relating to colony collapse disorder in honey bees (Apis mellifera). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 106:14790-14795

Johnson, R.M. , M. Ellis, C.A. Mullin , M. Frazier. 2010. Pesticides and honey bee toxicity - USA. Apidologie 41:312–331 DOI: 10.1051/apido/2010018

Johnson, R.M., M.D. Ellis, C.A. Mullin, M. Frazier. (ed. Samataro) Book: ”Honey Bee Colony Health: Challenges and Sustainable solutions” Book chapter 14, Pesticides and Bee Toxicity - U.S.A Taylor and Francis, LLC, (accepted, 2011)

Krupke, C., B. Eitzer, & G.J. Hunt. 2011. Potential routes of exposure to honey bees from
neonicotinoid corn seed treatments. (Abstract) American Bee Journal (in Press)

Lee, K, Reuter GS, M. Spivak. 2010. Standardized sampling plan to detect Varroa densities in colonies and apiaries. Am. Bee J. 149(12):1151-1155

Lee K.V., R.D. Moon R.D., E.C. Burkness, W.D. Hutchison, M. Spivak. 2010.  Practical sampling plans for Varroa destructor (Acari: Varroidae) in Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera: Apiae) colonies and apiaries. J. Econ. Entomol. 103(4): 1039-1050

Li, J.L., W.J. Peng, J. Wu,  H. Boncristiani, J.P. Strange, and Y.P. Chen. 2011. Cross-species Infection of Deformed Wing Virus Poses a New Threat to Pollinator Conservation.  J. Econ. Entomol.  104(3): 732-739

Mader, E., M. Spivak, E. Evans. 2010.  Managing Alternative Pollinators: A Handbook for Growers, Beekeepers and Conservationists”  NRAES/ SARE Publication.  250pp., ISBN 978-1-933395-20-3

Morkeski, A. and A.L. Averill. 2010. “Wild bee status and evidence for pathogen spillover with honey bees.” American Bee Journal, 150(11):1049-1052

Mullin, C.A., J.L. Frazier, M.T. Frazier and T.J. Ciarlo. 2011. A primer on 'inerts' and honey bees. In: American Bee Research Conference, Galveston, TX. American Bee Journal, 151(4) (Abstract)

Ostiguy, N. 2010. Sustainable beekeeping: managed pollinator CAP coordinated agricultural project - a national research and extension initiative to reverse pollinator decline. American Bee Journal, 150(3):149-152

Oxley, P., M. Spivak, & B.P. Oldroyd. 2010. Six quantitative trait loci influence task thresholds for hygienic behaviour in honeybees (Apis mellifera). Molecular Ecology 19: 1452–1461

Paldi, N., E. Glick, M. Oliva, Y. Zilberberg, L. Aubin, J.S. Pettis, Y.P. Chen, J.D. Evans. 2010. Effective gene silencing of a microsporidian parasite associated with honey bee (Apis mellifera) colony declines, Applied Environmental Microbiology, 76:5960-5964

Peng, W.J., J.L. Li, J. Wu, H. Boncristiani, J.P. Strange, and Y.P. Chen. 2011. Host Range Expansion of Honey Bee Black Queen Cell Virus in the Bumble Bee, Bombus huntii. Apidologie (in press).

Richard, FJ, H.L. Holt, and C.M. Grozinger.  Behavioral, chemical, and genomic effects of immunostimulation on honey bee workers  (in prep.)

Solter, L.F. 2011. Microsporidia: Friend, Foe (And Intriguing Creatures). American Bee
Journal 150: 1147-1149

Solter, L.F. and Huang, W-F. 2010. Sweeter than honey: Honey bee health. Illinois Natural History Survey Reports, Summer Issue No. 404, 2

Spivak, M., G.S. Reuter. 2008. New direction for the Minnesota hygienic line of bees. American Bee Journal 148(12):1085-1086

Spivak, M., G.S. Reuter, & B. Ranum. 2009. The future of the MN hygienic stock of bees
is in good hands! American Bee Journal, 149(10): 965-967

Spivak M. 2010. Honey bee “Medial records”: The stationary apiary project. Managed
Pollinator CAP Update. Bee Culture.150(3): 270-274

Spivak, M. 2010. Honey bee “medical records”: the stationary apiary monitoring project.
American Bee Journal, 149(3):271-274

Spivak, M., Y. Le Conte. 2010. Special issue on bee health. Apidologie, DOI:

Spivak M, E. Mader, M. Vaughan, N.H., Jr. Euliss. 2011. The plight of bees. Environ.
Sci. & Technol.45: 34-38. *Editor’s Choice Award, ES&T Best Feature Paper

Spivak, M. 2011. Laying groundwork for a sustainable market of genetically-improved
queens: The bee team. Managed pollinator CAP Update. Am. Bee J. 151(5): 483- 385

Swanson, J.A., I.B. Torto, S.A. Kells, K.A. Mesce, J.H. Tumlinson, & M. Spivak. 2009. Odorants that induce hygienic behavior in honeybees: Identification of volatile compounds in chalkbrood-infected honeybee larvae. J. Chem. Ecol. 35: 1108- 1116

Tsuruda, J.M. J.W. Harris, L. Bourgeois, R.G. Danka & G.J. Hunt et al. 2011. Using single-nucleotide polymorphisms and genetic mapping to find candidate genes that influence varroa-specific hygiene. Am Bee J, 151(5): 507-518

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