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  Thursday, 12 September 2013
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There is a bee lecture, "Applied bee-nomics: how science can save the honey bee” by May Berenbaum, professor and entomology department head at University of Illinois. The talk is at 4:30 pm in room 216 in McCardell Bicentennial Hall. Here is the overview in case the attachment doesn't come through:
The complete sequence of the honey bee genome was published in
2006 after four years of concentrated effort. The timing proved opportune
in that release of the genome coincided with the first reports of
unprecedented bee losses associated with the phenomenon now known
as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). At the same time, the discovery
of a universal bacterial flora revealed the existence of symbiotic gut flora
that may be critical to bee health. Although CCD remains challenging,
the availability of the bee genome and other broad studies have proved
transformative in elucidating basic bee biology and investigating the
stresses experienced by America’s honey bees, providing new insights
into bee biology and new tools for investigating bee health.
8 years ago
Ned thanks for letting us know about this. Hopefully others will see and attend.
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