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Kategorie Textpublikation
Referenztyp Zeitschriften
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0280075
Lizenz creative commons licence
Titel (primär) Microbial community profiling and culturing reveal functional groups of bacteria associated with Thai commercial stingless worker bees (Tetragonula pagdeni)
Autor Sinpoo, C.; In-on, A.; Noirungsee, N.; Attasopa, K.; Chantawannakul, P.; Chaimanee, V.; Phokasem, P.; Ling, T.C.; Purahong, W.; Disayathanoowat, T.
Quelle PLOS ONE
Erscheinungsjahr 2023
Department BOOEK
Band/Volume 18
Heft 3
Seite von e0280075
Sprache englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
Supplements https://figshare.com/articles/figure/A_phylogenetic_tree_showing_the_relationship_of_cytochrome_oxidase_subunit_I_COI_partial_cds_mitochondrial_from_native_stingless_bees_i_Tetragonula_pagdeni_i_Smith_collected_in_Northern_Thailand_/22196420
Abstract Stingless bees play a crucial role in the environment and agriculture as they are effective pollinators. Furthermore, they can produce various products that can be exploited economically, such as propolis and honey. Despite their economic value, the knowledge of microbial community of stingless bees, and their roles on the bees’ health, especially in Thailand, are in its infancy. This study aimed to investigate the composition and the functions of bacterial community associated with Tetragonula pagdeni stingless bees using culture-independent and culture-dependent approaches with emphasis on lactic acid bacteria. The culture-independent results showed that the dominant bacterial phyla were Firmicutes, Proteobacteria and Actinobacteria. The most abundant families were Lactobacillaceae and Halomonadaceae. Functional prediction indicated that the prevalent functions of bacterial communities were chemoheterotrophy and fermentation. In addition, the bacterial community might be able to biosynthesize amino acid and antimicrobial compounds. Further isolation and characterization resulted in isolates that belonged to the dominant taxa of the community and possessed potentially beneficial metabolic activity. This suggested that they are parts of the nutrient acquisition and host defense bacterial functional groups in Thai commercial stingless bees.
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Sinpoo, C., In-on, A., Noirungsee, N., Attasopa, K., Chantawannakul, P., Chaimanee, V., Phokasem, P., Ling, T.C., Purahong, W., Disayathanoowat, T. (2023):
Microbial community profiling and culturing reveal functional groups of bacteria associated with Thai commercial stingless worker bees (Tetragonula pagdeni)
PLOS One 18 (3), e0280075