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Conclusive Evidence of Replication of a Plant Virus in Honeybees Is Lacking
mBio
  • W. Allen Miller, Iowa State University
  • Jimena Carrillo-Tripp, Iowa State University
  • Bryony C. Bonning, Iowa State University
  • Adam G. Dolezal, Iowa State University
  • Amy L. Toth, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
5-1-2014
DOI
10.1128/mBio.00985-14
Abstract
The recent article by Li et al. (1) lacks adequate evidence to support the authors’ assertion that a plant virus propagates or replicates in honeybees. Instead, it is possible that tobacco ringspot virus (TRSV) virions associate with the honeybee and parasitic Varroa mites in the absence of TRSV replication.
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This article is from mBio 5 (2014): e00985, doi: 10.1128/mBio.00985-14. Posted with permission.

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Miller et al.
Language
en
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Citation Information
W. Allen Miller, Jimena Carrillo-Tripp, Bryony C. Bonning, Adam G. Dolezal, et al.. "Conclusive Evidence of Replication of a Plant Virus in Honeybees Is Lacking" mBio Vol. 5 Iss. 3 (2014) p. e00985 - e00914
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/amy-toth/1/