Standard methods for research on Apis mellifera gut symbionts.

Philipp Engel1†, Rosalind James2*, Ryuichi Koga1,4, Waldan K Kwong1, Quinn McFrederick3, Nancy A Moran1.

1Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA.
2USDA-ARS Pollinating Insects Research Unit, Logan, UT, USA.
3Integrative Biology, University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA.
4Bioproduction Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8566, Japan.
Received 1 March 2013, accepted subject to revision 11 April 2013, accepted for publication 20 May 2013.

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