Fructophilic lactic acid bacteria inhabit fructose-rich niches in nature

@article{Endo2012FructophilicLA,
  title={Fructophilic lactic acid bacteria inhabit fructose-rich niches in nature},
  author={Akihito Endo},
  journal={Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease},
  year={2012},
  volume={23}
}
  • A. Endo
  • Published 18 June 2012
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease
Fructophilic lactic acid bacteria (FLAB) are a special group of lactic acid bacteria (LAB), which prefer fructose but not glucose as growth substrate. They are found in fructose-rich niches, e.g. flowers, fruits, and fermented foods made from fruits. Quite recently, they were found in the gastrointestinal tracts of animals consuming fructose, which were bumblebees, tropical fruit flies, and Camponotus ants. These suggest that all natural sources that are rich in fructose are possible their… 
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