Medical Microbiology

Faculty of Medicine | Lund University



  • Butler, É., Oien, R.F., Lindholm, C., Olofsson, T.C., Nilson, B. & Vásquez, A. (2014). A pilot study investigating lactic acid bacterial symbionts from the honeybee in inhibiting human chronic wound pathogens. Int Wound J. Article first published online: 8 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/iwj.12360 LINK
  • Olofsson, T.C., Butler, É., Markowicz, P., Lindholm, C., Larsson, L. & Vásquez, A. (2014). Lactic acid bacterial symbionts in honeybees – an unknown key to honey's antimicrobial and therapeutic activities. Int Wound J. Article first published online: 8 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/iwj.12345 OPEN ACCESS
  • Olofsson, T.C., Alsterfjord, M., Nilson, B., Butler, É. & Vásquez, A. (2014). Lactobacillus apinorum sp. nov., Lactobacillus mellifer sp. nov., Lactobacillus mellis sp. nov., Lactobacillus melliventris sp. nov., Lactobacillus kimbladii sp. nov., Lactobacillus helsingborgensis sp. nov., and Lactobacillus kullabergensis sp. nov., isolated from the honey stomach of the honeybee Apis mellifera. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol Jun 18. pii: ijs.0.059600-0. doi: 10.1099/ijs.0.059600-0. [Epub ahead of print] OPEN ACCESS
  • Butler, É., Alsterfjord, M., Olofsson, T. C., Karlsson, C., Malmström, J. & Vásquez, A. (2013). Proteins of novel lactic acid bacteria from Apis mellifera mellifera: An insight into the production of known extra-cellular proteins during microbial stress. BMC microbiology 13:235 doi:10.1186/1471-2180-13-235 OPEN ACCESS
  • Olofsson, T. C. & A. Vásquez (2013). Hospital Delivery Room versus Outdoor Birthing Place: Differences in Airborne Microorganisms and Their Impact on the Infant. Open Journal of Medical Microbiology Vol.3 No.1, 25-38  doi: 10.4236/ojmm.2013.31005 OPEN ACCESS
  • Vásquez, A., Forsgren, E., Fries, I., Flaberg, E., Szekelyaslo, L., Paxton, R. & Olofsson, T. C. (2012) Symbionts as Major Modulators of Insect Health: Lactic Acid Bacteria and Honeybees. PLoS ONE 7(3): e33188. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0033188 OPEN ACCESS
  • Olofsson, T.C., Vásquez A., Macharia, J., & Sammataro, D. (2011) A scientific note on the lactic acid bacterial flora within the honeybee subspecies Apis mellifera (Buckfast), A. m. scutellata, A. m. mellifera, and A. m. monticola. Apidologie DOI: 10.1007/s13592-011-0064-2
  • Forsgren, E., Olofsson, T. C., Vásquez, A. & Fries, I. (2010) Novel Lactic Acid Bacteria inhibiting Paenibacillus larvae in honey bee larvae. Apidologie DOI: 10.1051/apido/2009065
  • Vásquez, A. & Olofsson, T. C. (2009) The Lactic Acid Bacteria involved in the production of bee pollen and bee bread. Journal of Apicultural Research and Bee world DOI:10.9836/IBRA.
  • Olofsson, T. C. & Vásquez, A. (2009) Phylogenetic comparison of bacteria isolated from the honey stomachs of honeybees Apis mellifera and bumblebees Bombus spp. Journal of Apicultural Research and Bee world 48(4): 233-237 DOI 10.3896/IBRA.
  • Vásquez, A., Olofsson, T. C. & Sammataro, D. (2009) A scientific note on the lactic acid bacterial flora in honeybees in the USA – A comparison with bees from Sweden. Apidologie DOI:10.1051/apido:2008063
  • Olofsson, T. C. & Vásquez, A. (2008) Detection and identification of a novel lactic acid bacterial flora within the honey stomach of the honeybee Apis mellifera. Current microbiology 57, 356-363

Review articles

  • Olofsson, T. C. & Vásquez, A. (2011). The honey stomach – the Holy Grail when antibiotics fail. Microbiology Today. P. 226 OPEN ACCESS

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