Medical Microbiology

Faculty of Medicine | Lund University



Our research started at the Nature reserve Kullaberg in south Sweden. Tobias and Alejandra made an inventory on the micro-organisms that were present in all ecological niches; air, earth, sea, flowers, pollinators and berries.

Tobias collected samples during a three year period once a month. Today we have got a collection of 16,000 microbes that are identified to the species level by 16S rDNA gene sequencing. 

Our investigation on the microbial composition in pollinators made the discovery on beneficial bacteria within honeybees and their honey.


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