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Localization of deformed wing virus (DWV) in the brains of the honeybee, Apis mellifera Linnaeus.

Authors
  • Shah, Karan S
  • Evans, Elizabeth C
  • Pizzorno, Marie C
Type
Published Article
Journal
Virology Journal
Publisher
Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2009
Volume
6
Pages
182–182
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1186/1743-422X-6-182
PMID: 19878557
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

These results demonstrate that in bees infected with DWV the virus is replicating in critical regions of the brain, including the neuropils responsible for vision and olfaction. Therefore DWV infection of the brain could adversely affect critical sensory functions and alter normal bee behavior.

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