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Research Article

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

About the Authors

Heather R. Mattila, Daniela Rios, Victoria E. Walker-Sperling
Department of Biological Sciences, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachussetts, United States of America
Guus Roeselers
Microbiology & Systems Biology group, TNO, Utrechtseweg, Zeist, The Netherlands
Irene L. G. Newton
Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: irnewton@indiana.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ILGN HRM. Performed the experiments: ILGN DR VEW HRM. Analyzed the data: ILGN GR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GR. Wrote the paper: ILGN HRM.