Acarine Disease and the Muscles of the Honey Bee


THREE years ago, Dr. Ronnie suggested to me that as a part of the research on acarine disease of the honey bee, I should attempt to describe certain pathological appearances in the indirect muscles of the wings, since visible pathological conditions of these muscles are often, but not invariably, associated with acarine disease. The results of the investigation will be published in two parts shortly, and this letter contains the announcement of some of the main conclusions with a plea to biochemists to study these particular muscles of the bee in detail, since they seem to lead to an exceptionally clear path to the cause of contraction of muscle.

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MORISON, G. Acarine Disease and the Muscles of the Honey Bee. Nature 120, 259–260 (1927).

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