In certain social bees, gut microbiomes follow phylogeny

UBC research that examines how corbiculate bees like honeybees and bumblebees and their gut-dwelling microbes have been co-evolving, was featured in The Scientist.

Study co-author Waldan Kwong, a UBC postdoctoral fellow and molecular biologist, said three groups of social bees were shown to have shared a core gut bacteria.