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The bees’ intestinal microbiome provides clues about their health

Bees are a very versatile and critical group of pollinators. There is evidence that beneficial and harmful microbiota can be regularly transmitted within and between species. Metagenomic analyzes provide extensive insights into an organism’s microbiome, diet and viral load, but remain largely unapplied in wild bees. In a new study, researchers from York University presented …

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