The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Honey bees use multiple genetic pathways to fight infections

Honey bees use different sets of genes, regulated by two distinct mechanisms, to fight off viruses, bacteria and gut parasites, according to researchers at Penn State and the Georgia Institute of Technology. The findings may help scientists develop honey bee treatments that are tailored to specific types of infections.
http://news.psu.edu/story/350186/2015/03/26/research/honey-bees-use-multiple-genetic-pathways-fight-infections