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A Mathematical Model for a N. ceranae Infection in an A. mellifera Colony

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dc.contributor.advisor Eberl, Hermann J. Petric, Alexander T. 2016-05-09T15:25:48Z 2016-05-09T15:25:48Z 2016-05 2016-04-28 2016-05-09
dc.description.abstract The Western honey bee (Apis mellifera), a eusocial insect commonly kept to produce honey and pollinate crops, is a ffected by numerous stressors such as viruses, mites, pesticides, and weather. In recent years, colony losses have increased interest in the study of these stressors. Here, we present a model for the parasitic fungus Nosema ceranae, a spore-forming microsporidian which infects bees via a fecal-oral pathway and has been implicated in widespread colony failures in recent years. Insofar as possible, we analyze the stability of the system and present simulation results for the model. We further include in the model the e ffects of neonicotinoid pesticides on colony health. We conclude by studying the potential use of treatment strategies to mitigate the disease's e ffects. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs, Ontario Graduate Scholarship en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
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dc.subject honey bees en_US
dc.subject mathematical modelling en_US
dc.subject disease model en_US
dc.subject Nosema Ceranae en_US
dc.subject Apis Mellifera en_US
dc.subject ordinary differential equations en_US
dc.title A Mathematical Model for a N. ceranae Infection in an A. mellifera Colony en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Mathematics and Statistics en_US Master of Science en_US Department of Mathematics and Statistics en_US
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