Beekeeping Forums banner

1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,126 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
A Cell Line Resource Derived from Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) Embryonic Tissues
We have developed a method incorporating established insect cell culture techniques that supports sustained growth of honey bee cells in vitro. We used honey bee eggs mid to late in their embryogenesis to establish primary cultures, as these eggs contain cells that are progressively dividing. The population doubling time is approximately 4 days. The cell culture system we have developed has potential application for studies aimed at honey bee development, genetics, pathogenesis, transgenesis, and toxicology.
http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0069831
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,708 Posts
Here's hoping that this study contributes to a rapid solution of the CCD problem---as a starter. Maybe it could even prove to be a milestone toward developing a line of bees immune to the varroa mite. That would be great!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,126 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
We are starting to call it "Honey Bee Health" rather than CCD to include hives without CCD symptoms that are still compromised. Researchers in Israel are working feverishly to resolve those issues and I actually have been assisting with in the hive resesarch with the latest protocols and solutions.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,708 Posts
I wish rapid success to anyone and everyone who is working on the problem. :thumbsup:
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Top