Project

Study on transmission and virulence of honeybee viruses in bumblebees, and use of biotechnology for improving bumblebee health

Duration
01 March 2014 → 31 August 2017
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
    • General biology
    • Microbiology
    • Plant biology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Horticultural production
    • Veterinary medicine
Keywords
gene activity bumblebees RNA interference biotechnology viruses
 
Project description

This project will investigate the transmission and virulence of honeybee viruses in bumblebees. In second it aims to use the novel biotechnological tool of RNAi for improving bumblebee health.