Navigation Links
As hubs for bees and pollinators, flowers may be crucial in disease transmission
Date:2/24/2014

AMHERST, Mass. Like a kindergarten or a busy airport where cold viruses and other germs circulate freely, flowers are common gathering places where pollinators such as bees and butterflies can pick up fungal, bacterial or viral infections that might be as benign as the sniffles or as debilitating as influenza.

But "almost nothing is known regarding how pathogens of pollinators are transmitted at flowers," postdoctoral researcher Scott McArt and Professor Lynn Adler at the University of Massachusetts Amherst write. "As major hubs of plant-animal interactions throughout the world, flowers are ideal venues for the transmission of microbes among plants and animals."

In a recent review in Ecology Letters with colleagues at Yale and the University of Texas at Austin, McArt and Adler survey the literature and identify promising areas for future research on how floral traits influence pathogen transmission.

As the authors point out, "Given recent concerns about pollinator declines caused in part by pathogens, the role of floral traits in mediating pathogen transmission is a key area for further research." They say their synthesis could help efforts to control economically devastating pollinator-vectored plant pathogens such as fire blight, which affects rose family fruits such as apples and pears, and mummyberry disease, which attacks blueberries.

McArt adds, "Our intent with this paper is to stimulate interest in the fascinating yet poorly understood microbial world of flowers. We found several generalities in how plant pathogens are transmitted at flowers, yet the major take-home from our paper may be in pointing out that this is an important gap in our knowledge."

The authors identified 187 studies pertaining to plant pathogens published between 1947 and 2013 in which floral visitors were implicated in transmission and where transmission must have occurred at flowers or pathogen-induced pseudoflowers. Th
'/>"/>

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@admin.umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Penn researchers grow liquid crystal flowers that can be used as lenses
2. The origin of flowers: DNA of storied plant provides insight into the evolution of flowering plants
3. Bees betray their flowers when pollinator species decline
4. The science of spring flowers -- how petals get their shape
5. Social bees mark dangerous flowers with chemical signals
6. Dont be fooled: Flowers mislead traditional taxonomy
7. In the Eastern US, spring flowers keep pace with warming climate
8. Insect-eating bat outperforms nectar specialist as pollinator of cactus flowers
9. High-speed video and artificial flowers shed light on mysteries of hummingbird-pollinated flowers
10. Scientists discover switch in plants to create flowers
11. Paper offers insights into network that plays crucial role in cell function and disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
As hubs for bees and pollinators, flowers may be crucial in disease transmission
(Date:8/28/2015)... -- According to a new market research ... (Pen & Paper Based, Hosted, Biometrics), Service, Application (Clinical ... Vertical and Region - Global Forecast to 2020", published ... from USD 2.4 Billion in 2015 to USD 7.5 ... (CAGR) of 25.6% from 2015 to 2020. ...
(Date:8/26/2015)... , August 26, 2015 The ... and Five Factor), Application (Travel & Immigration, Government, Banking, ... Global Forecast to 2020", published by MarketsandMarkets, Multi-Factor Authentication ... 2020, growing at a CAGR of 17.7% between 2015 ... 82 F igures spread through 169 ...
(Date:8/25/2015)... and BELLEVUE, Wash. , Aug. ... advanced robotic systems, announced today it will unveil its ... vehicle (UGV), at the National Tactical Officers Association Conference ... The Guardian S is the first-ever commercially available ... years of research and in-field trials and is protected ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Cognitive Assessment and Training Market Worth 7.5 Billion USD by 2020 2Cognitive Assessment and Training Market Worth 7.5 Billion USD by 2020 3Cognitive Assessment and Training Market Worth 7.5 Billion USD by 2020 4Multi-Factor Authentication Market Worth 9.60 Billion USD by 2020 2Multi-Factor Authentication Market Worth 9.60 Billion USD by 2020 3Multi-Factor Authentication Market Worth 9.60 Billion USD by 2020 4Multi-Factor Authentication Market Worth 9.60 Billion USD by 2020 5Sarcos to Debut First-of-its-Kind Snake Robot 2Sarcos to Debut First-of-its-Kind Snake Robot 3
... NJIT has been selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) ... the nation in a new five-year program to keep students ... culmination of a two-year long effort led by NCE Dean ... some 43 percent of engineering undergraduates switch to other majors. ...
... are not sure how to react when their animals start ... is particularly difficult because the symptoms are so variable. ... "looking into space" which is generally considered to be ... But when it is followed by twitching of facial ...
... of California, Davis, have demonstrated that forest trees have the ... trees, growth and their ability to pull more carbon dioxide ... most important climate-change gas, the nitrogen in rocks could significantly ... the researchers say. They report their findings in the Sept. ...
Cached Biology News:NSF funds NJIT's participation in program to retain engineering students 2Seizing the opportunity: treating epilepsy in cats 2Bedrock nitrogen may help forests buffer climate change, study finds 2Bedrock nitrogen may help forests buffer climate change, study finds 3
(Date:8/28/2015)... According to a new market ... Systems, Thawing Equipment, Alarms), by Biospecimen (Human Tissue, Stem ... User - Global Forecast to 2020", published by MarketsandMarkets, ... 3,731.03 Million by 2020 from USD 2,150.48 Million in ... and 2020. Browse 74 Tables and ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... Proove Biosciences ... the International Spine Intervention Society’ s 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM). ... 2015. With a focus on evidence-based research and clinical application, the event gathered ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... Pittcon is pleased to ... a session on chemical spectroscopic imaging at JASIS 2015 (Japan Analytical & Scientific ... analytical and scientific instruments show which will be held at International Conference Hall ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - RepliCel Life Sciences Inc. ... company focused on the development of autologous cell ... ended June 30, 2015, corporate highlights, and near-term ... are available at www.sedar.com ,  www.edgar.com ... "RepliCel expects to launch its RCS-01 treatment ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Biopreservation Market Worth 3,731.03 Million USD by 2020 2Biopreservation Market Worth 3,731.03 Million USD by 2020 3Biopreservation Market Worth 3,731.03 Million USD by 2020 4Biopreservation Market Worth 3,731.03 Million USD by 2020 5Proove Biosciences Presents New Research Study at the International Spine Intervention Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting 2Proove Biosciences Presents New Research Study at the International Spine Intervention Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting 3Proove Biosciences Presents New Research Study at the International Spine Intervention Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting 4U.S. Symposium on Imaging Organized by Pittcon’s Program Chairman Chuck Gardner 2U.S. Symposium on Imaging Organized by Pittcon’s Program Chairman Chuck Gardner 3RepliCel Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 2RepliCel Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 3RepliCel Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 4RepliCel Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 5
... - To find out whether radio frequency identification ... banking process, the RFID Lab at the ... and multiple vendor partners on what is being called an ... RFID's potential role from donation to transfusion, involves the ...
... Inc. , has announced it will price a forthcoming ... at $3.75 per share. , ,Proceeds from the ... 2006, will be used to support research and development ... and intellectual property protection. The Madison-based company, which has ...
... outraged at getting a second-rate solution for something as critical ... demand in almost every other product and service arena. , ... and services as the general metric for assessing whether or ... , Speed is good , ,To paraphrase Gordon ...
Cached Biology Technology:RFID pilot project aims to improve blood banks 2RFID pilot project aims to improve blood banks 3Damn the incumbents, and full speed ahead 2Damn the incumbents, and full speed ahead 3Damn the incumbents, and full speed ahead 4
... corresponds to amino acids 2-105 from human ... successfully used in Western blot, immunocytochemistry and ... antibody detects an ~ 60 kDa protein ... been used in immunoprecipitation and immunocytochemical procedures. ...
... For affinity chromatography, Affi-Prep protein A ... selectively remove IgG prior to analysis ... immune complexes for antigen purification. Protein ... of immunoglobulins, especially IgG from mammalian ...
Determin interaction of your protein with Echelons lipids...
Anti-Protein Kinase-A (PKA) Regulatory subunit IIB; rabbit host...
Biology Products: