Closeup picture of single honeybee on blue flower within a field


Publications from our Team Members

Field study comparing probiotic delivery methods BioPatty vs BioSpray

Consortium article on how microbiome management may prevent loss of global biodiversity

Lookin at AFB from a different angle, could the microbiome impact disease outbreak risks?

Picture of the BioPatty: a round, viscous liquid which acts as a probiotic in honeybees

The BioPatty: Using a novel probiotic approach to counter infection in honeybees

Figure from "BEExact: a Metataxonomic Database Tool for High-Resolution Inference of Bee-Associated Microbial Communities". Figure depicts a stylized flow diagram of curating the BEExact metataxonomic database

BEExact: a Metataxonomic database tool for high-resolution inference of bee-associated microbial communities

Figure from "Deteriorating microbiomes in agriculture - the unintended effects of pesticides on microbial life", depicting microbial dysbiosis in plant-soil interactions. Figure describes increasing energetic burden on plant, and decreased nutrient cycling and crop yield.

Discussing the unintended effects of pesticides on plant and honeybee microbiota

Figure from "Neonicotinoid Pesticides on Drosophila melanogaster Immune Pathways". Depicting a graph comparing relative hydrogen peroxide levels of honey bees treated with human-associated probiotics  and non-treated bees when exposed to sublethal neonicotinoid concentration.

Deleterious effects of neonicotinoid pesticides on Drosophila melanogaster immune pathways

Stylized scanning electron micrograph of Lactobacillus spp.

Lactobacillus spp. attenuate antibiotic-induced immune and microbiota dysbiosis in honeybees

Figure from the paper "Understanding the Effects of Sublethal Pesticide Exposure on Honey Bees: A Role for Probiotics as Mediators of Environmental Stress". Depicting bioaccumulation of pesticides in a honey bee colony from insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides from common agricultural practices.

Understanding the effects of sublethal pesticide exposure on honeybees: a role for probiotics as mediators of environmental stress

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