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  • Genomic study yields plausible cause of colony collapse disorder

    University of Illinois entomology professor and department head May Berenbaum and entomology and neuroscience professor Gene Robinson and their colleagues identified a mechanism that could explain the variety of ill effects seen in Colony Collapse Disorder.

    University of Illinois entomology professor and department head May Berenbaum and entomology and neuroscience professor Gene Robinson and their colleagues identified a mechanism that could explain the variety of ill effects seen in Colony Collapse Disorder.

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      University of Illinois entomology professor and department head May Berenbaum and entomology and neuroscience professor Gene Robinson and their colleagues identified a mechanism that could explain the variety of ill effects seen in Colony Collapse Disorder.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      Bees in CCD hives have unusually high levels of ribosomal fragments, a symptom of infection with multiple picorna-like viruses, the researchers found.

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