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Microbe detection and identification using instruments without bimolecular processing is a prime interest. Using hardware and software to identify and classify microbes is now possible and will move this capability worldwide. It is possible to automate this machine/software process and enable this capability to be a routine tool for detecting and identifying disease and emerging microbes as they occur. It would be a simple matter to follow the changes that take place in microbes and to follow particular microbes of interest such as influenza. The machine/software process allows for files to be shared among many to quickly assess and determine action for epidemics of known and unknown microbes.
Published: Oct 01, 2010 by PLoS ONE
Authors: Jerry J. Bromenshenk1,7*, Colin B. Henderson2,7, Charles H. Wick3, Michael F. Stanford3, Alan W. Zulich3, et al
Subjects: Agricultural Science, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Life Science
Conclusions/Significance: These findings implicate co-infection by IIV and Nosema with honey bee colony decline, giving credence to older research pointing to IIV, interacting with Nosema and mites, as probable cause of bee losses in the USA, Europe, and Asia. We next need to characterize the IIV and Nosema that we detected and develop management practices to reduce honey bee losses.