The molecular and phenotypic characterization of fructophilic lactic acid bacteria isolated from the guts of Apis mellifera L. derived from a Polish apiary

  title={The molecular and phenotypic characterization of fructophilic lactic acid bacteria isolated from the guts of Apis mellifera L. derived from a Polish apiary},
  author={Artur Pachla and Magdalena Wicha and Aneta A. Ptaszyńska and Grzegorz Borsuk and Łucja Łaniewska –Trokenheim and Wanda Małek},
  journal={Journal of Applied Genetics},
This paper describes taxonomic position, phylogeny, and phenotypic properties of 14 lactic acid bacteria (LAB) originating from an Apis mellifera guts. Based on the 16S rDNA and recA gene sequence analyses, 12 lactic acid bacteria were assigned to Lactobacillus kunkeei and two others were classified as Fructobacillus fructosus. Biochemically, all isolated lactic acid bacteria showed typical fructophilic features and under anaerobic conditions grew well on fructose, but poorly on glucose. Fast… Expand
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Characterization and emended description of Lactobacillus kunkeei as a fructophilic lactic acid bacterium.
  • A. Endo, T. Irisawa, +4 authors L. Dicks
  • Biology, Medicine
  • International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology
  • 2012
On the basis of the evidence gathered in this study, the type strain of L. kunkeei is recognized as a member of the 'obligately' fructophilic lactic acid bacteria. Expand
Isolation and characterization of fructophilic lactic acid bacteria from fructose-rich niches.
Fourteen strains of fructophilic lactic acid bacteria were isolated from fructose-rich niches, flowers, and fruits and were divided into two groups, one of which contained three unidentified strains of Lactobacillus that grew well on D-fructose and onD-glucose with the electron acceptors, but at a delayed rate. Expand
Properties of different lactic acid bacteria isolated from Apis mellifera L. bee-gut.
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Lactobacillus florum sp. nov., a fructophilic species isolated from flowers.
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Fructobacillus tropaeoli sp. nov., a fructophilic lactic acid bacterium isolated from a flower.
  • A. Endo, T. Irisawa, +5 authors L. Dicks
  • Biology, Medicine
  • International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology
  • 2011
DNA-DNA hybridization studies showed that strain F214-1(T) was phylogenetically distinct from its closest relatives and represents a novel species of fructophilic bacteria in the genus Fructobacillus, for which the name FructOBacillus tropaeoli sp. Expand
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