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Table 2 Correlations between pathogen load and immune system gene expression

From: Immune related genes as markers for monitoring health status of honey bee colonies

Interaction Correlation coefficient p n
DWV-defensin −0.385 0.008 57
Varroa destructor-defensin −0.354 0.013 57
BQCV-domeless −0.334 0.011 57
BQCV-dorsal −0.277 0.039 57
DWV-dorsal (spring-summer season) −0.509 0.003 28
  1. All correlation analyses were performed using data from the whole period of study, with exception of the DWV-dorsal correlation, which was analysed using data from the spring-summer season