Effect of Lactic Bacteria on <i>Ascosphaera apis</i> and <i>A. atra </i>


  • Marcos Raul Tejerina
  • Maria José Cabana
  • Leonor Carrillo
  • Marcelo Rafael Benitez Ahrendts Universidad Nacional de Jujuy




Lactobacillus, Ascosphaera, antifungal action


The lactic bacteria contribute to fermentation of corbiculae pollen and beebread production. Three species of Lactobacillus, isolated from beebread for the first time in Jujuy (Argentine), formed a monophyletic clade separate from others bee intestinal strains. Lactic bacteria isolated in this work affected the growth and sporulation of Ascosphaera apis and Ascosphaera atra, and they can provide to beehive a protection against ascospores.

Author Biography

Marcelo Rafael Benitez Ahrendts, Universidad Nacional de Jujuy

Jujuy-SS de Jujuy


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How to Cite

Tejerina, M. R., Cabana, M. J., Carrillo, L., & Benitez Ahrendts, M. R. (2018). Effect of Lactic Bacteria on <i>Ascosphaera apis</i> and <i>A. atra </i>. Asian Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences, 6(4). https://doi.org/10.24203/ajafs.v6i4.5405