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Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Pollen Metagenome

November 9, 2020

The rusty-patched bumble bee (Bombus affinis) is a listed species under the Endangered Species Act of the United States. While understood to be a highly generalist forager, little is known on the role that limited floral resources or shifting floral community composition could have played in B. affinis decline. Determining which floral species provide suitable B. affinis forage could assist conservation efforts where B. affinis persists, identify floral species for restoration efforts, or highlight regions to search for cryptic populations.

Publication Year 2020
Title Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Pollen Metagenome
DOI 10.5066/P921C7I9
Authors Deborah Iwanowicz, Robert S Cornman, Michael P Simanonok
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Eastern Ecological Science Center at the Leetown Research Laboratory