Metabolomics applications in bee science

https://doi.org/10.54037/WJPS.2021.91007

Authors

  • Patricia Vit Food Science Department, Faculty of Pharmacy and Bioanalysis, Universidad de Los Andes, Mérida, Venezuela and Former Prometeo Researcher at Faculty of Agricultural and Livestock Sciences, Universidad Técnica de Machala, Machala, El Oro province, Ecuador.
  • Favian Maza Faculty of Agricultural and Livestock Sciences, Universidad Técnica de Machala, Machala, El Oro province, Ecuador

Keywords:

bee health, bee pollen, cerumen, GC-MS, honey, metabolomics, NMR, PCA, pesticides, propolis, OPLS-DA, PLS-DA

Abstract

Metabolomics is a powerfull approach to investigate metabolic networks. It combines acquisition of detailed and complete chemical information via chromatographic and nuclear magnetic resonance with multivariate statistics. We reviewed metabolomic studies in bee science: 1. Bee health: Gut microbiota, nutritional stress, virus. 2. Bee pollen: Chemical profiling, 3. Cerumen: Chemical profiling. 4. Honey: Authenticity, botanical and geographical origin, mature honey. 5. Pesticides: Impact of phytochemicals in bees exposed to pesticides. 6. Pot-honey: Entomological origin, spatial memory activity, storage changes of chemical profile. 7. Pot-Pollen: Chemical profiling. 8.  Propolis: Antibacterial activity of bee collected resins, chemical profiling, review of honey bee and stingless bee propolis. 9. Royal jelly: Chemical profiling. Scientific research of this review on metabolomics was done with the following species of bees: Apis mellifera, Austroplebeia australis, Bombus terrestris, Heterotrigona itama, Meliponula ferruginea, Tetragonula carbonaria and Tetragonula hockingsi.

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Published

2021-10-01

How to Cite

Patricia Vit, & Favian Maza. (2021). Metabolomics applications in bee science: https://doi.org/10.54037/WJPS.2021.91007. World Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 9(10), 34–40. Retrieved from http://wjpsonline.com/index.php/wjps/article/view/metabolomics-applications-bee-science

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Review Article