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dc.contributor.authorGoblirsch, Mike
dc.contributor.authorEakins, John
dc.contributor.authorRowan, Neil J.
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-29T17:21:41Z
dc.date.available2021-04-29T17:21:41Z
dc.date.copyright2021
dc.date.issued2021-04
dc.identifier.citationGoblirsch, M., Eakins, J., Rowan, N.J. (2021). Disease-mitigating innovation for the pollination service industry: challenges and opportunities. Current Opinion in Environmental Science & Health. 22 April 2021, 100265. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coesh.2021.100265en_US
dc.identifier.issn2468-5844
dc.identifier.urihttp://research.thea.ie/handle/20.500.12065/3569
dc.description.abstractCommercially reared bumblebees are often deployed for fruit, vegetable, and seed crop pollination. Commercial bumblebee pollination contributes significantly to economic and nutritional security, thus maintaining healthy stocks should be a priority for bumblebee producers. Honey bee-collected pollen is used as a nutritional source for bumblebee rearing but potential contamination of pollen with pathogens requires mitigation to limit spread of infectious diseases. Gamma irradiation is the primary means of sterilizing pollen, but limitations, including offsite access to Cobalt-60, warrant exploration into alternatives. Sterilization technologies used in the food safety and medical device sectors, such as pulsed UV and electron beam, offer options with the potential to deliver safe, effective, and less-restrictive mitigation. Adopting these alternatives could ultimately support healthy bumblebee stocks and reduce transmission to other bees.en_US
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.relation.ispartofCurrent Opinion in Environmental Science & Healthen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectDecontaminationen_US
dc.subjectSterilizationen_US
dc.subjectEmerging infectious diseasesen_US
dc.subjectInsect virusesen_US
dc.subjectPathogenic microbesen_US
dc.titleDisease-mitigating innovations for the pollination service industry: challenges and opportunitiesen_US
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articleen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationAthlone Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.contributor.sponsorNR, JE acknowledge funding support from Environmental Protection Agency (2018-NC-PhD-8 project) Ireland.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewyesen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.coesh.2021.100265en_US
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1228-3733en_US
dc.rights.accessrightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subject.departmentBioscience Research Institute AITen_US
dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersionen_US


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