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Salivary secretions from the honeybee mite, Varroa destructor: effects on insect haemocytes and preliminary biochemical characterization.

Authors
  • Richards, E H
  • Jones, Benjamin
  • Bowman, Alan
Type
Published Article
Journal
Parasitology
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2011
Volume
138
Issue
5
Pages
602–608
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1017/S0031182011000072
PMID: 21281563
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We suggest that these secretions facilitate the ability of V. destructor to feed repeatedly off their bee hosts by suppressing haemocyte-mediated wound healing and plugging responses in the host.

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