Patterns of nectar and pollen presentation influence the attractiveness of four raspberry and blackberry cultivars to pollinators
- K. Schmidt, R. Filep, Z. Orosz-Kovács, Á. Farkas
- 1 January 2015
Bees were more attracted to flowers of cultivars which simultaneously offered ample nectar and some pollen than to flowers with a rapid rate of pollen shedding, but a low nectar yield, which suggests higher rates of bee-mediated cross-pollination may provide economically important increases in fruit yields and better quality fruit.
Antioxidant Capacity Determination of Hungarian-, Slovak-, and Polish-Origin Goldenrod Honeys
The goldenrod (Solidago) species are flowering plants that produce nectar and can be the sources of unifloral honeys. S. canadensis and S. gigantea are native to North America and invasive in several…
In Vitro Antibacterial and Antibiofilm Activity of Hungarian Honeys against Respiratory Tract Bacteria
- Viktória L Balázs, Lilla Nagy-Radványi, Á. Farkas
- 1 July 2021
Honey in general and linden honey in particular, can have a role in the treatment of respiratory tract infections caused by biofilm-forming bacteria.
Quality Assessment of Goldenrod, Milkweed and Multifloral Honeys Based on Botanical Origin, Antioxidant Capacity and Mineral Content
- M. Kocsis, Alexandra Bodó, Á. Farkas
- 1 January 2022
International Journal of Molecular Sciences
The pollen spectrum, antioxidant capacity and mineral content of four Hungarian honey types, using multivariate statistical analysis, allowed their clear separation by principal component analysis (PCA).
Impact of an invader on species diversity is stronger in the non-native range than in the native range
- Kimberly J. Ledger, R. Pal, P. Murphy, D. U. Nagy, R. Filep, R. Callaway
- 2 August 2015
Field surveys and experiments indicate that the biogeographic origin of species can have important effects on plant interactions and community organization, and Solidago strongly suppressed both European and North American species in competition experiments.
Leaf epidermal characteristics and genetic variability in Central European populations of broad-leaved Festuca L. taxa
- M. Dani, Á. Farkas, Klára Cseke, R. Filep, A. Kovács
- 1 March 2014
Plant Systematics and Evolution
Strong correlation was found between the genetic distance of populations and the frequency and size ofsilica cells in the costal zone of the epidermis, which indicates that silica cells are largely determined by the genetic background, regardless of varying environmental conditions.
Comparative Histological and Phytochemical Study of Fallopia Species
- Heléna Békési-Kallenberger, G. Horváth, Tímea Bencsik, Viktória L Balázs, R. Filep, N. Papp
- 1 February 2016
Natural Product Communications
Fallopia species which belong to the Polygonaceae family have several data related to their use in the Asian herbal medicine. In this work, some histological and phytochemical parameters of Fallopia…
The Importance of Pine Species in the Ethnomedicine of Transylvania (Romania)
The geographical and ecological features of Transylvania enable the wide ethnobotanical use of pine species. The aim of this study was to survey the current ethnomedicinal and other traditional use…
Can seasonal dynamics of allelochemicals play a role in plant invasions? A case study with Helianthus tuberosus L.
It is concluded that H. tuberosus can interfere with other species through alle Loclochemical interactions and seasonal dynamics of allelochemicals could be more important than suspected in plant competition and is likely to play an important role in the spread of the invasive H. tuberculosis into new areas.
Ethnobotanical, historical and histological evaluation of Helleborus L. genetic resources used in veterinary and human ethnomedicine
- Viktória L Balázs, R. Filep, N. Papp
- 19 January 2020
Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution
The findings suggest that the anatomy of various plant parts varies slightly with each species, including ethnomedicinally known H. purpurascens, even though the basic structure is the same within the genus.