Plant Origins of Propolis from Hakkari, Turkey


Ecem Bayram N., SORKUN K. , Cevahir Oz G.

GAZI UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF SCIENCE, cilt.31, ss.725-738, 2018 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 31 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Dergi Adı: GAZI UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF SCIENCE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.725-738

Özet

In this study, palynological analysis of 64 propolis samples from Hakkari province in Eastern Anatolia Region of Turkey was carried out. By microscopic analysis method, pollen diagnosis was made in propolis samples, and plants which may be propolis sources, were estimated. As a result, 71 plant taxa belonging to 34 families were identified at different rates in propolis samples. The pollens of the plants belonging to the family Apiaceae (2.7%-35%), Asteraceae (3.4%-35.4%) and, Fabaceae (12%-66%) were considerably found in the propolis of the Hakkari province. This study is the first report introducing the plant profile of Hakkari propolis in detail.