publication . Article . 2010

traditional melissopalynology integrated by multivariate analysis and sampling methods to improve botanical and geographical characterisation of honeys

G. Aronne; V. De micco;
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  • Published: 21 Dec 2010 Journal: Plant Biosystems - An International Journal Dealing with all Aspects of Plant Biology, volume 144, pages 833-840 (issn: 1126-3504, eissn: 1724-5575, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
Abstract
Abstract Melissopalynological analysis is the official test to determine the botanical and geographical origin of honey. Geographical characterisation is generally obtained by synthesising the pollen data of all available local honeys in a pollen spectrum interpreted according to palynological expertise. The subjective ability to interpret data is considered a limiting factor for this method and alternative tests are promoted. Nevertheless, melissopalynological analysis is still the most reliable test, and data, if properly exploited, could provide a large amount of information that is generally disregarded. The aim of our work was to apply a new experimental ap...
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free text keywords: Plant Science, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Provenance, Palynology, Multivariate analysis, Pollen, medicine.disease_cause, medicine, Melissopalynology, Peninsula, geography.geographical_feature_category, geography, Mediterranean climate, Ecology, Botany, Sampling (statistics), Biology
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