Welcome to the ABAtE Project

Active Bacteriophages for American FoulBrood Eradication


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The ABAtE Project is hosted at the Hendrickson Lab on the Auckland campus of Massey University. The goal of the project is to discover and characterise bacteriophages that can be used to destroy American FoulBrood, a disease of honeybees that is caused by the bacterial pathogen Paenibacillus larvae. Bacteriophages are viruses that are specific to bacteria. In the USA it has been shown that bacteriophage cocktails can provide a protective effect which prevents infection of the hive by P. larvae.

About Us: The chief scientist on this project is Dr Heather Hendrickson and the primary scientist in the laboratory is PhD student Danielle Kok. If you are interested in learning more about the project or if you are in a position to donate samples to aid the project please get in touch with us at the contact information listed above.

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