Bifidobacterium asteroides

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Bifidobacterium asteroides
Scientific classification
B. asteroides
Binomial name
Bifidobacterium asteroides
(Scardovi and Trovatelli, 1969)[1]

Bifidobacterium asteroides is a gram-positive, rod-shaped species of bacteria. Various strains of this species have been isolated from the hindguts of honey bees.[2][3] Prior to 1969, this species was referred to as strains of Bacillus constellatus.[4]


  1. ^ Scardovi, V; Trovatelli, LD (1969). "New species of bifid bacteria from Apis mellifica L. and Apis indica F. A contribution to the taxonomy and biochemistry of the genus Bifidobacterium". Zentralblatt für Bakteriologie, Mikrobiologie und Hygiene II (123): 64–88.
  2. ^ Bottacini, Francesca; Milani, Christian; Turroni, Francesca; Sánchez, Borja; Foroni, Elena; Duranti, Sabrina; Serafini, Fausta; Viappiani, Alice; Strati, Francesco; Ferrarini, Alberto; Delledonne, Massimo; Henrissat, Bernard; Coutinho, Pedro; Fitzgerald, Gerald F.; Margolles, Abelardo; van Sinderen, Douwe; Ventura, Marco; Horn, Matthias (20 September 2012). "Bifidobacterium asteroides PRL2011 Genome Analysis Reveals Clues for Colonization of the Insect Gut". PLoS ONE. 7 (9): e44229. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0044229. PMC 3447821. PMID 23028506.
  3. ^ Sgorbati, B; Scardovi, V; Leblanc, DJ (Oct 1986). "Related structures in the plasmid profiles of Bifidobacterium asteroides, B. indicum and B. globosum". Microbiologica. 9 (4): 443–54. PMID 3773785.
  4. ^ KANDLER, O. (1 October 1970). "Amino acid sequence of the murein and taxonomy of the genera Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, Leuconostoc and Pediococcus". International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology. 20 (4): 491–507. doi:10.1099/00207713-20-4-491.

Further reading[edit]

Hayashi, Kyohei; Maekawa, Itaru; Tanaka, Kunifusa; Ijyuin, Susumu; Shiwa, Yu; Suzuki, Ippei; Niimura, Youichi; Kawasaki, Shinji (January 2013). "Purification and characterization of oxygen-inducible haem catalase from oxygen-tolerant Bifidobacterium asteroides". Microbiology. 159 (1): 89–95. doi:10.1099/mic.0.059741-0. PMID 23154971.

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