Title

Protocols to test the activity of antimicrobial peptides against the honey bee pathogen Paenibacillus larvae

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Paenibacillus larvae is the causal agent of the honey bee disease American Foulbrood. Two enhanced protocols that allow the activity of antimicrobial peptides to be tested against P. larvae are presented. Proof of principle experiments demonstrate that the honey bee antimicrobial peptide defensin 1 is active in both assays.