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Characterization of the Active Microbiotas Associated with Honey Bees Reveals Healthier and Broader Communities when Colonies are Genetically Diverse

  • Heather R. Mattila,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachussetts, United States of America

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  • Daniela Rios,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachussetts, United States of America

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  • Victoria E. Walker-Sperling,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachussetts, United States of America

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  • Guus Roeselers,

    Affiliation: Microbiology & Systems Biology group, TNO, Utrechtseweg, Zeist, The Netherlands

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  • Irene L. G. Newton mail

    irnewton@indiana.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, United States of America

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  • Published: March 12, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0032962

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Putting our honey bee data in context

Posted by irnewton on 02 Apr 2012 at 21:00 GMT

Please see the following blog post putting data generated by this paper in the context of previous work http://microdiv.blogspot....

Competing interests declared: Author