alexa Abstract | Pollen Analysis of Honey from the Hizan District of Bitlis Province, Eastern Region of Turkey

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The present study reports the results of pollen analyses of Hizan district of Bitlis province, eastern region of Turkey. The pollen content of 20 honey samples were analysed and 9 botanical families were identified. The results showed that the pollen types of Fabaceae, Asteraceae, Boraginaceae, Brassicaceae, Rosaceae, Apiaceae, were the most abundant among the samples. The dominat group of pollen grains consisted of Fabaceae and Asteraceae families more than 20 % of samples. The pollen of Chenopodiaceae, Asteraceae, Lamiaceae, Ericaceae were present in less than 3 % of samples. The pollen analyses revealed 20 honey samples produced from multyfloral honeys. The current information provides new insights into the pollen composition of Hizan district of Bitlis province honey and could be used to develop analytical standards for the pollen content of Hizan district of Bitlis province eastern region of Turkey.

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Author(s): Omer Kilic, Mehmet Ali Kutlu and Fethi Ahmet Ozdemir*


Pollen, honey, melissopalynology, Hizan district of Bitlis., Plant sciences and Environmental sciences

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