Volume 34, Number 3, May-June 2003
|Page(s)||291 - 298|
Comparison of propolis from Apis mellifera and Tetragonisca angustulaAlberto dos Santos Pereiraa, Beatriz Bicalhob and Francisco Radler de Aquino Netoa
a LADETEC, Instituto de Química, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Ilha do Fundão, CT, Bloco A, Sala 607, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 21949-900, Brazil
b Instituto de Química, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, SP, Brazil
(Received 12 August 2002; revised 24 October 2002; accepted 22 November 2002)
High-temperature high-resolution gas chromatography (HT-HRGC) and HT-HRGC coupled to mass spectrometry (HT-HRGC-MS) were applied to the study of propolis collected by Apis mellifera and by Tetragonisca angustula, a stingless bee native to southeastern Brazil. With the exception of amino acids and erytrose/erythritol content, both propolis samples were quite similar in composition and in antimicrobial activity. Triterpenes were the most abundant compounds in the samples, comprising more then 35% of the total amount of each sample.
Key words: propolis / Apis mellifera / Tetragonisca angustula
Correspondence and reprints: Alberto dos Santos Pereira
© INRA, EDP Sciences, DIB, AGIB 2003
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