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Classification of raw stingless bee honeys by bee species origins using the NMR- and LC-MS-based metabolomics approach

Razali, Muhammad Taufiq Atsifa and Zainal, Zaim Akmal and Maulidiani, M. and Khozirah, S. and Zamri, Zulkifli and Idrus, Mohd Zainuri and Khatib, Alfi and Abas, Faridah and Ling, Yee Soon and Rui, Lim Leong (2018) Classification of raw stingless bee honeys by bee species origins using the NMR- and LC-MS-based metabolomics approach. Molecules, 23 (9). pp. 1-18. ISSN 1420-3049

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The official standard for quality control of honey is currently based on physicochemical properties. However, this method is time-consuming, cost intensive, and does not lead to information on the originality of honey. This study aims to classify raw stingless bee honeys by bee species origins as a potential classifier using the NMR-LCMS-based metabolomics approach. Raw stingless bee honeys were analysed and classified by bee species origins using proton nuclear magnetic resonance ( 1H-NMR) spectroscopy and an ultra-high performance liquid chromatography-quadrupole time of flight mass spectrometry (UHPLC-QTOF MS) in combination with chemometrics tools. The honey samples were able to be classified into three different groups based on the bee species origins of Heterotrigona itama, Geniotrigona thoracica, and Tetrigona apicalis. D-Fructofuranose (H. itama honey), β-D-Glucose, D-Xylose, α-D-Glucose (G. thoracica honey), and L-Lactic acid, Acetic acid, L-Alanine (T. apicalis honey) ident D-Fructofuranose identified via 1H-NMR data and the diagnostic ions of UHPLC-QTOF MS were characterized as the discriminant metabolites or putative chemical markers. It could be suggested that the quality of honey in terms of originality and purity can be rapidly determined using the classification technique by bee species origins via the 1H-NMR- and UHPLC-QTOF MS-based metabolomics approach.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6915/66721
Uncontrolled Keywords: Classification; Stingless bee honey; Bee species origins; Metabolomics; NMR;LC-MS; Chemometrics
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Pharmacy
Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Depositing User: Dr. Alfi Khatib
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2018 14:57
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 11:57
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/66721

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