Chemical composition and biological activity of propolis from Brazilian meliponinae.

  title={Chemical composition and biological activity of propolis from Brazilian meliponinae.},
  author={Maya Velikova and Vassya Bankova and Maria Cristina Marcucci and I. M. Tsvetkova and Athanas Kujumgiev},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung. C, Journal of biosciences},
  volume={55 9-10},
Twenty-one propolis samples produced by 12 different Meliponinae species were analyzed by GC-MS. Several chemical types of stingless bees' propolis could be grouped, according to the prevailing type of compounds like: 'gallic acid", "diterpenic" and "triterpenic" types. The results confirm that neither the bee species nor the geographical location determine the chemical composition of Meliponinae propolis and the choice of its plant source, respectively. This could be explained by the fact that… CONTINUE READING

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