terça-feira, 10 de maio de 2011

Mystery of disappearing honeybees: fusion of form & function (accessible preview)

Disponível em http://youtu.be/B5tTzeZlJJY

Details the anatomy of the honeybee. Also details the roles of drones, worker bees, the queen, and the mystery of the honeybees' dance. Follows the Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) problem to a variety of laboratories, investigating the pathology of bee diseases that are wiping out entire colonies and affecting our food supply. Concludes with the discovery that a viral infection is the most likely cause of CCD but warns that bees are subject to many other stresses that can upset the ecological balance and wipe out our supplies of fruits and vegetables.

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