Barbara Locke

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InstitutionDepartment of Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
 
Postal addressUlls väg 16
Uppsala
75007
Sweden
 
Office phone+4618672564
E-mailbarbara.locke@slu.se
 
Job /  professional statusResearcher
 
Preferred COLOSS theme(s)   Pests & Pathogens,Environment,Diversity & Conservation
COLOSS Project(s)   BEEBOOK,Beekeeping
COLOSS Taskforce(s)   Varroa control,Sustainable bee breeding
 
Research interestsVarroa mite resistance
 
PublicationsLocke B., Forsgren E., de Miranda J.R. (2014) Increased tolerance and resistance to virus infections: a possilbe factor in the survival of Varroa destructor-resistant honey bees (Apis mellifera) PLoS One 9(6). e99998. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0099998.

Dietemann V., Nazzi F., Martin S.J., Anderson D.L., Locke B., Delaplane K.S., Wauquiez Q., Tannahill C., Frey E., Ziegelmann B., Rosenkranz P., Ellis J.D. (2013) Standard methods for Varroa research. Journal of Apicultural Research 52(1): 1-54.

Locke B., Le Conte Y., Crauser D., Fries I. (2012) Host adaptations reduce Varroa destructor reproductive success in two distinct honey bee populations in Europe. Ecology and Evolution 2(6): 1144-1150.

Locke B., Forsgren E., Fries I., de Miranda J.R. (2012) Acaricide treatment affects viral dynamics in Varroa destructor-infested honey bee colonies via both host physiology and mite control. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 78(1): 227-235.

Behrens D., Huang Q., Gebner C., Rosenkranz P., Frey E., Locke B., Moritz R.F.A., Kraus F.B. (2011) Three QTL in the honey bee Apis mellifera L. supress reproduction of the parasitic mite Varroa destructor. Ecology and Evolution, DOI: 10.1002/ece3.17.

Locke B., Fries I. (2011) Characteristics of honey bee colonies (Apis mellifera) in Sweden surviving Varroa destructor mite infestation. Apidologie 42(4): 533 542.

de Miranda J.R., Dainat B., Locke B., Cordoni G., Berthoud H., Gauthier L., Neumann P., Budge G., Ball B.V., Stolz D.B. (2010) Genetic characterization of slow bee paralysis virus of the honey bee (Apis mellifera L.). Journal of General Virology 91, 2524-2530.