Background: Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae are microsporidian parasites recently reclassified as a fungus. Both species cause nosema disease in honeybees (Apis mellifera). The dormant stages are long-lived spores. The most notable symptom is dysentery. Nosema ceranae can be detected in all four seasons, while Nosema apis occurs mostly in the milder seasons of autumn and spring. There is a higher mortality of bees when they are infected by Nosema ceranae than when infected with Nosema apis. Double infection is also possible.

Description: MycoReal Kit Nosema apis & ceranae uses multiplex real-time PCR for the detection and differentiation of the 18S rRNA gene of Nosema apis as well as of the 18S rRNA gene of Nosema ceranae. Our carefully designed primers and probe ensure highest sensitivity and specificity. The kit consists of an assay mix for the detection of the pathogen as well as a positive control and an internal positive control (IPC). To minimize PCR cross-contamination,the reaction mix included contains dUTP and uracil-N glycosylase (UNG). For more detailed information see here.

MycoReal Kit Nosema apis & ceranae
OrdernumberReactionsChannel PathogenChannel IPCTarget
DVEF00113100FAM & VIC/HEXCY518S rRNA
DVEF0015350FAM & VIC/HEXCY518S rRNA
For veterinary use only.
Shipping Temperature: -20°C dry ice
Product Features:
  • Amplification and detection: 18S rRNA of Nosema apis and 18S rRNA of Nosema ceranae
  • Real-time PCR with rapid hot-start Taq DNA polymerase
  • ROX™ dye as passive reference
  • Internal Positive Control System to exclude false-negative results
  • Optimized to handle PCR inhibitors
  • PCR- platforms: runs on all established standard real-time PCR- platforms
  • Harmonized thermal profiles to run RNA and DNA samples simultaneously
  • Available formats: Kit (with reaction mix) or Assay-only

PCR platforms: MycoReal Kit Nosema apis & ceranae is developed and validated for the Applied Biosystems® 7500 System (Thermo Fisher Scientific), LightCycler® 480 (Roche) and Mx3005P® QPCR System (Agilent), but is also suitable for other real-time PCR instruments.


Assay: Optional this product is also available as an assay-only format with primers, probe and a positive control, but without reaction mix.

MycoReal Nosema apis & ceranae
OrdernumberReactionsChannel PathogenChannel IPCTarget
RTGV940100FAM & VIC/HEX-18S rRNA
For veterinary use only.
Shipping Temperature: +4°C cool packs
BactoReal®, MycoReal, ParoReal and ViroReal® Kits run with the same thermal cycling conditions.