Specificity between lactobacilli and hymenopteran hosts is the exception rather than the rule.

@article{McFrederick2013SpecificityBL,
  title={Specificity between lactobacilli and hymenopteran hosts is the exception rather than the rule.},
  author={Quinn S McFrederick and Jamie J. Cannone and Robin Ray Gutell and Katrin Kellner and Robert M. Plowes and Ulrich G Mueller},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={79 6},
  pages={1803-12}
}
Lactobacilli (Lactobacillales: Lactobacillaceae) are well known for their roles in food fermentation, as probiotics, and in human health, but they can also be dominant members of the microbiota of some species of Hymenoptera (ants, bees, and wasps). Honey bees and bumble bees associate with host-specific lactobacilli, and some evidence suggests that these lactobacilli are important for bee health. Social transmission helps maintain associations between these bees and their respective microbiota… CONTINUE READING
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