Honeybees and beehives are rich sources for fructophilic lactic acid bacteria.

@article{Endo2013HoneybeesAB,
  title={Honeybees and beehives are rich sources for fructophilic lactic acid bacteria.},
  author={A. Endo and S. Salminen},
  journal={Systematic and applied microbiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={36 6},
  pages={
          444-8
        }
}
Fructophilic lactic acid bacteria (FLAB) are a specific group of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) characterized and described only recently. They prefer fructose as growth substrate and inhabit only fructose-rich niches. Honeybees are high-fructose-consuming insects and important pollinators in nature, but reported to be decreasing in the wild. In the present study, we analyzed FLAB microbiota in honeybees, larvae, fresh honey and bee pollen. A total of 66 strains of LAB were isolated from samples… Expand
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