Scientists Discover Key Molecule Linking Neonicotinoids to Honey #Bee Viruses #pesticides | Messenger for mother Earth | Scoop.it
A team of scientists in Italy believe they have found the molecular mechanism through which neonicotinoid pesticides adversely impacts the immune system of honey bees. The team’s experiments suggest that exposure to neonicotinoids results in increased levels of a particular protein in bees that inhibits a key molecule involved in the immune response, making the insects more susceptible to attack by harmful viruses.

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