Table 2

Spearman rank correlations between vitellogenin mRNA expression and DWV, ABPV, and N. ceranae loads in individual workersa

Mo and colony fateParameterValue for Vg and load correlation for:
DWVABPVN. ceranaeV. destructor
Oct.
    Livers−0.1690.3370.091−0.051
P value0.4430.0630.6240.849
    Deadrs−0.0290.034−0.0800.133
P value0.8900.8500.6570.573
Nov.
    Livers0.1970.2280.088−0.137
P value0.3160.1740.6040.494
    Deadrs−0.0320.3170.116−0.202
P value0.7860.0050.3240.204
Dec.
    Livers−0.3030.3760.213−0.425
P value0.0920.0100.1590.253
    Deadrs0.1040.3720.234−0.335
P value0.4250.0030.0680.064
Jan.
    Livers−0.2070.5360.371−0.398
P value0.399<0.0010.0230.032
    Deadrs0.020−0.028−0.024−0.145
P value0.9580.9220.9340.669
Feb.
    Livers−0.5480.7100.5280.146
P value0.151<0.0010.0050.484
    Deadrs0.417−0.4540.078−0.200
P value0.2490.1860.8280.704
  • a Grouped per month, according to the fate of the colony: surviving (live) or collapsing (dead). Vg, vitellogenin mRNA expression. Significant P values (P < 0.05) are in bold; borderline case values (P < 0.1) are in bold and italics.