NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — A metagenomic analysis of microbes found in some bee hives suggests that a virus might be responsible for massive, unexplained deaths of honeybee colonies in recent years.
Scientists from the US Department of Agriculture, Columbia University, the University of Arizona, Penn State University, and 454 Life Sciences have found a link between the Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus and the colony collapse disorder in honeybees by comparing healthy and unhealthy bee colonies collected over three years.

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