The accompaniment of microorganisms inside honeybee (Apis mellifera) and wasps (Vespa onrientalis)

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The accompaniment of microorganisms inside honeybee (Apis mellifera) and wasps (Vespa onrientalis)

Muna K. Marzoq, Amel S. Abdulredha
Int. J. Biosci.14( 6), 91-97, June 2019.
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The current investigation was performed with the aim to explore the relationship between insects and microorganisms and to highlight on the microorganisms that presence inside the insects belong to hymenoptera, especially honeybee Apis mellifera and wasps Vespa onrientalis, as well as to identify the relationship nature between microorganisms and insects. The insects were collected from two regions in Basrah and after sterilization, they were examined under dissecting microscope to find the ectoparasites also dilution method used to isolate bacteria and fungi. The results showed the presence of ectoparasitic female mite Varroa destructor on the honeybee body only and absent in wasps. Also the results revealed the presence of lactose fermenter bacteria inside honey bee only while the yeasts were associated with honeybee and wasps.


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