Project VIVA

Bienen in Bienenwaben

Institute Participants

Peter Neumann, Orlando Yañez, Gina Tanner



The aim of this project was to understand how deformed wing virus adapts to multiple hosts by studying quantitative and qualitative (genetic) changes in the virus by performing serial passage experiments that employ bees infested or not with the ectoparasitic mite vector Varroa destructor.

Neumann, P., Yanez, O., Fries, I., de Miranda, J.R. (2012) Varroa invasion and virus adaptation. Trends in Parasitology 28: 353-354.