APIS – Treatment against parasitic disease in honey bees

University of Alberta (Edmonton)

APIS – protecting honey bees against Nosema infections

Team Grade Level: University
STEM Focus: Synthetic Biology

APIS augments the endogenous heme synthesis pathway in Escherichia coli to overproduce protoporphyrin IX (PPIX), a heme synthesis intermediate. PPIX belongs to a class of molecules known as porphyrins, which have been shown to decrease the Nosema spore load in honey bees when ingested.


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December 19, 2022

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