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graduate at Animal Science from Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco (1989), master's at Animal Science from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (1992) and ph.d. at Entomology from Universidade Federal de Viçosa (2003). She is a Scientific Researcher, level VI, of the São Paulo State Government - Agência Paulista de Tecnologia dos Agronegócios (APTA-SAA, SP) and she has a postdoc in the USDA related to Honey Bee Health (BRL, Beltsville, MD, from 2006 to 2008). Nowadays she is an exchange visitor (postdco) at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. Has experience in Animal Science, specificaly with Africanized Honey Bees, acting on the following subjects: honey bee health, pathogens, microsporidium, bacteria, viruses, fungus, propolis - biological efects and botanic origin. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)
Honey bee health is now a worldwide concern due to causes yet undefined phenomena such as population decline and mortality of honey bees that has been observed in apiaries from different countries and, more recently, also in Brazil. It is clear the higher incidence of health problems in Africanized bee colonies in the country, in contrast to what occurred in previous decades. Regarding ...
Besides the individual mechanical, physiological and immunological defenses that social insects such as Apis mellifera have against pathogens, some group behaviors exist that can limit the spread of diseases among within the colony. Among these is hygienic behavior, more recently considered to be one of the forms of "social immunity". Hygienic behavior in honey bees can be defined as th...
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