What can we learn from honey bees?

Elife. 2021 Aug 31;10:e72380. doi: 10.7554/eLife.72380.


The Western honey bee provides a model system for studying how closely related species of bacteria are able to coexist in a single community.

Keywords: bacterial coexistence; ecology; gut microbiota; honey bee; infectious disease; lactobacillus firm5; microbiology; microbiome; niche partitioning.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Bacteria
  • Bees
  • Gastrointestinal Microbiome*