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What does AFB stand for?

AFB stands for American Foulbrood (a honeybee disease)


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larvae was further confirmed by two previously described PCR protocols, designed from 16S rRNA gene region (Wiesburg et al, 1991) and 35KDa metalloprotease precursor gene (Neundorf et al, 2004) The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence of Paenibacillus larvae in honey bee's colonies kept in Jordan, depending on disease symptoms, microbiological methods and PCR technique and to confirm the presence of causative agent of American Foulbrood (AFB) disease in Jordan using microbiological methods and PCR technique.
Preparation of disease-free colonies for drone mother colonies starts in the autumn to control varroa, Tracheal mites, Nosema, European and American foulbrood, chalkbrood and virus infections the following spring.