Probiotic properties of bacteria isolated from bee bread of stingless bee Heterotrigona itama

  title={Probiotic properties of bacteria isolated from bee bread of stingless bee Heterotrigona itama},
  author={Salma Malihah Mohammad and Nor-Khaizura Mahmud-Ab-Rashid and Norhasnida Zawawi},
  journal={Journal of Apicultural Research},
  pages={172 - 187}
Pollen collected by stingless bee is stored and packed in honey pots following the addition of various enzymes and nectar, or honey which contains microorganisms to undergo lactic acid fermentation to produce bee bread. Naturally fermented foods are known to contain probiotic bacteria. Thus, the aim of this study was to isolate probiotic bacteria from bee bread and characterize the probiotic potential of bacteria with antibacterial activities against foodborne pathogens. Bacteria were… 
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