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A scientific note on Israeli acute paralysis virus infection of Eastern honeybee Apis cerana and vespine predator Vespa velutina

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We wish to thank Xiao-Ling Su and Jin-Lian Zhang for their help in the field, Qi-Yun Hua for logistical assistance, Zhang-Gen Yu for access to his apiary for sampling and Benjamin Dainat for laboratory support. Financial support was provided to OY and PN by the COST-funded project VIVA and to VD by the Qian-Tang River expert programme. The funding agencies were not involved in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the paper for publication.

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Note scientifique sur l’infection par le virus israélien de la paralysie aiguë (IAPV) de l’abeille orientale Apis cerana et de son prédateur Vespa velutina

Eine wissenschaftliche Notiz zur Infektion der östlichen Honigbiene Apis cerana und der predatorischen Wespe Vespa velutina mit dem israelischen aktuten Paralyse Virus (IAPV)

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Yañez, O., Zheng, HQ., Hu, FL. et al. A scientific note on Israeli acute paralysis virus infection of Eastern honeybee Apis cerana and vespine predator Vespa velutina . Apidologie 43, 587–589 (2012).

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  • Apis mellifera
  • Apis cerana
  • Vespa velutina
  • IAPV
  • virus
  • honeybee