Researchers Report on Use of RNAi to Combat Bee Parasite | GenomeWeb

Researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem last month reported on the discovery that double-stranded RNAs could be used to fight the honey bee parasite Varroa destructor when fed to the host, opening the door to a new strategy for fighting one of apiculture's biggest threats.

The discoveries are licensed exclusively to Beeologics, which develops RNAi-based treatments for bee diseases such as Israeli acute paralysis virus and was acquired by Monsanto in 2011.

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