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Pollen Analyses and Antimicrobial Properties of the Natural Honey from the East Mediterranean Part of Anatolia

Pollen Analyses and Antimicrobial Properties of the Natural Honey from the East Mediterranean Part of Anatolia

Menderes Cenet

Department of Biology, Osmaniye Korkut Ata University, Karacaoğlan Campus, Osmaniye, 80000, Turkey

*      Corresponding author: mcenet@osmaniye.edu.tr

 

ABSTRACT

The pollen analysis of eight floral honey samples from Kahramanmaraş region were analyzed and seven samples were the unifloral and the one was the multifloral origin. The microscopical analyses indicated that 61 taxa (41 at the genus level and 20 at the species level) belonging to 34 families were identified. Astragalus sp., Trifolium sp., Myrtus communis and Castanea sativa were the predominant taxa in the unifloral honey samples. Antimicrobial effects of eight honey samples proved the most effective inhibitors against Bacillus megaterium and Staphylococcus aureus. Honey samples (H07 and H08) showed significant antifungal effects on Candida albicans.
 

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology

August

Vol. 51, Iss. 4, Pages 1203-1598

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