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Plasticity in the gut microbial community and uptake of Enterobacteriaceae (Gammaproteobacteria) in Bombus terrestris bumblebees' nests when reared indoors and moved to an outdoor environment

Laurian Parmentier (UGent) , Ivan Meeus (UGent) , Hadi Mosallanejad (UGent) , Dirk de Graaf (UGent) and Guy Smagghe (UGent)
(2016) APIDOLOGIE. 47(2). p.237-250
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Bombus nests consisting of one queen, brood, and worker adults, are produced indoors for biological pollination in agriculture. In this study, we investigated the gut microbial community in workers of Bombus terrestris when the environment is stable (indoors) or variable (outdoors). When nests were reared indoors under standardized conditions, we identified a small gut microbial community consisting of Neisseriaceae, Orbaceae, Lactobacillaceae, and Bifidobacteriaceae, and the age of bumblebee nests and workers did not affect the alpha and beta diversity, confirming a stable microbiota. Secondly, when indoor-reared nests were moved to outdoors, we observed a major shift in the microbial community, especially in the newborn workers fully developed in the outdoor conditions, with a significant colonization of Enterobacteriaceae. Our new findings are discussed in relation to host-associated core and non-core bacteria in bumblebees including possible implications for host functioning.
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reared bumblebees, SP NOV., microbiota, Enterobacteriaceae, generalist pollinator, Bombus terrestris, plasticity, DIGESTIVE-TRACT, HONEY-BEE, APIS-MELLIFERA, GEN. NOV., METARHIZIUM-ANISOPLIAE, BACTERIAL COMMUNITIES, DIVERSITY, HOST, SYMBIONTS

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Parmentier, Laurian, Ivan Meeus, Hadi Mosallanejad, Dirk de Graaf, and Guy Smagghe. 2016. “Plasticity in the Gut Microbial Community and Uptake of Enterobacteriaceae (Gammaproteobacteria) in Bombus Terrestris Bumblebees’ Nests When Reared Indoors and Moved to an Outdoor Environment.” Apidologie 47 (2): 237–250.
APA
Parmentier, Laurian, Meeus, I., Mosallanejad, H., de Graaf, D., & Smagghe, G. (2016). Plasticity in the gut microbial community and uptake of Enterobacteriaceae (Gammaproteobacteria) in Bombus terrestris bumblebees’ nests when reared indoors and moved to an outdoor environment. APIDOLOGIE, 47(2), 237–250.
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Parmentier L, Meeus I, Mosallanejad H, de Graaf D, Smagghe G. Plasticity in the gut microbial community and uptake of Enterobacteriaceae (Gammaproteobacteria) in Bombus terrestris bumblebees’ nests when reared indoors and moved to an outdoor environment. APIDOLOGIE. 2016;47(2):237–50.
MLA
Parmentier, Laurian, Ivan Meeus, Hadi Mosallanejad, et al. “Plasticity in the Gut Microbial Community and Uptake of Enterobacteriaceae (Gammaproteobacteria) in Bombus Terrestris Bumblebees’ Nests When Reared Indoors and Moved to an Outdoor Environment.” APIDOLOGIE 47.2 (2016): 237–250. Print.
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  abstract     = {Bombus nests consisting of one queen, brood, and worker adults, are produced indoors for biological pollination in agriculture. In this study, we investigated the gut microbial community in workers of Bombus terrestris when the environment is stable (indoors) or variable (outdoors). When nests were reared indoors under standardized conditions, we identified a small gut microbial community consisting of Neisseriaceae, Orbaceae, Lactobacillaceae, and Bifidobacteriaceae, and the age of bumblebee nests and workers did not affect the alpha and beta diversity, confirming a stable microbiota. Secondly, when indoor-reared nests were moved to outdoors, we observed a major shift in the microbial community, especially in the newborn workers fully developed in the outdoor conditions, with a significant colonization of Enterobacteriaceae. Our new findings are discussed in relation to host-associated core and non-core bacteria in bumblebees including possible implications for host functioning.},
  author       = {Parmentier, Laurian and Meeus, Ivan and Mosallanejad, Hadi and de Graaf, Dirk and Smagghe, Guy},
  issn         = {0044-8435},
  journal      = {APIDOLOGIE},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {237--250},
  title        = {Plasticity in the gut microbial community and uptake of Enterobacteriaceae (Gammaproteobacteria) in Bombus terrestris bumblebees' nests when reared indoors and moved to an outdoor environment},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13592-015-0393-7},
  volume       = {47},
  year         = {2016},
}

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