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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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Media Coverage of This Article

Posted by PLoS_ONE_Group on 16 Mar 2012 at 22:35 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Food Product Design
Title: “Honey Bee Diversity Linked to More Helpful Bacteria”
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Publication: Epoch Times
Title: “Honey Bees' Breeding Strategy May Protect From Decline | Earth & Environment | Science | Epoch Times”
http://www.theepochtimes....

Publication: Zee News India
Title: “Immoral queens key to healthier honey bees colonies”
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Publication: Indiana University News
Title: “Increased honey bee diversity means fewer pathogens, more helpful bacteria, IU biologist finds: IU News Room: Indiana University”
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Publication: io9
Title: “Promiscuity promotes a healthier society”
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Publication: Discovery News
Title: “Promiscuous Queens Make Healthy Hives : Discovery News”
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Publication: Eureka Alert
Title: “Why do promiscuous queens produce healthier honey bee colonies? Study reveals surprising clues”
http://www.eurekalert.org...

Publication: Newstrack India
Title: “Why promiscuous queens produce healthier honeybee colonies answered”
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RE: Media Coverage of This Article

irnewton replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 20 Mar 2012 at 14:05 GMT

Publication: NY Times
Title "Honey Bees Benefit from Queen's Promiscuity"
http://www.nytimes.com/20...

Publication: Red Orbit
Title: "Promiscuous Bee Queen Ensures Healthier Bee Colony" http://www.redorbit.com/n...

Publication: BostInno.com
Title: "The More Promiscuous The Queen Bee, The Healthier The Hive"
http://bostinno.com/2012/...


Publication: Science Illustrated
Title: "Promiscuous queens produce healthier honey bee colonies"
http://scienceillustrated...

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RE: RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to irnewton on 23 Mar 2012 at 20:33 GMT

Publication: New York Times
Title: “Honeybee Colonies Benefit From Queen's Promiscuity - NYTimes.com”
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RE: RE: RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 30 Mar 2012 at 18:12 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Indian Express
Title: “Honeybees benefit from queen's promiscuity - Indian Express”
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