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Chemical composition and antibacterial activity of propolis collected by three different races of honeybees in the same region

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J Ethnopharmacol. 2005 May 13;99(1):69-73.

Chemical composition and antibacterial activity of propolis collected by three different races of honeybees in the same region.

Silici S1, Kutluca S.

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  • 1Erciyes University, S.Cikrikçioğlu Vocational College, Department of Beekeeping, 38039 Kayseri, Turkey. silicis@erciyes.edu.tr

Abstract

The chemical analysis and antibacterial activity of three types of propolis collected three different races of Apis mellifera bee in the same apiary were investigated. Propolis samples were investigated by GC/MS, 48 compounds were identified 32 being new for propolis. The compounds identified indicated that the main plant sources of propolis were Populus alba, Populus tremuloides and Salix alba. The antimicrobial activity against Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Candida albicans was evaluated.

Ethanolic extracts of propolis samples showed high antibacterial activity against Gram-positive cocci (Staphylococcus aureus), but had a weak activity against Gram-negative bacteria (Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa) and yeast (Candida albicans).

Propolis sample collected by Apis mellifera caucasica showed a higher antibacterial activity than collected by Apis mellifera anatolica and Apis mellifera carnica.

PMID:  15848022

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Staphylococcal infection

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Bee propolis
Populus
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