Samantha Alger

Samantha Alger

University of Vermont


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Published on Nov 02, 2018

Paper Published!

Our article about pathogen spread in migratory beekeeping has been published today in @thePeerJ  #AgriculturalScience #Ecology #Entomology #Parasitology #Beekeeping ...

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Published on Oct 01, 2018

Paper Accepted- We need your help!

Do you have a subscription to a scientific journal? Unless you work in academia- probably not. Oftentimes scientific studies are only available to academics who have subscriptions through their Un...

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Published on Sep 26, 2018

Paper Accepted-Let's make this research Open Source!

Our paper was peer-reviewed and accepted for publication! Since this was a crowd funded effort supported by your generous donations, we chose an open source journal to make the results available to...

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Published on Oct 27, 2017

Attention All Backers!

We are getting ready to submit our study for publication and need your response. We would like to acknowledge each of you in our acknowledgements section but need your consent. Please message me ba...

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Published on May 10, 2017

This week in the Lab....

We have begun extracting RNA from our bee samples! In this photo, Kendall, one of our stellar undergraduate researchers, is testing the quality and quantity of RNA in a sample. Next...

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Reply to:Amy HandyAmy Handy
Hi Amy, Thanks for your message! Nosema is a fungus that causes a range of symptoms in bees including dysentery. There are two species of Nosema that mainly affects honey bees: Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae. To examine bees for Nosema, we mix bee samples with water and look for spores under a ...more