PRECS student projects

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Summer 2021


This study investigates interacting effects of viruses and pesticides within honey bees and how improved diet quality can mitigate these effects. This experiment allows a multivariate problem which exists in natural conditions of the honey bee community to be observed in a controlled cage bioassay. • The virus used in this study is the Israeli acute-paralysis virus (IAPV). Neonicotinoid thiamethoxam is the pesticide used in both trials shown in the ‘Results’ section. This experiment has not begun the use of the pyrethroid at this time.


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Research was conducted with the cooperation of the Department of Entomology, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.



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