The development of Ascosphaera apis within larvae of Apis mellifera ligustica

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Journal of Apicultural Research
Vol. 26 (1) pp. 59-63
Date
March 1987
Article Title

The development of Ascosphaera apis within larvae of Apis mellifera ligustica

Author(s)

Paolo Carrera, Angelo Sommaragua And Giovanni Vailiti

Abstract

It was established that in northern Italy chalk-brook disease is due to infection of larvae with Ascosphaera apis. A histological study was carried out to follow fungal development in the tissues of infected larvae of the Italian honeybee Apis mellifera ligustica.

Keywords

Apis mellifera ligustica, larvae, Ascosphaera apis, chalk brood, Italy.

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