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Determination of geographical and botanical origin of honey

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Code Science Field Subfield
1.03.00  Natural sciences and mathematics  Biology   

Code Science Field
T430  Technological sciences  Food and drink technology 
Keywords
geographical and botanical origin, honey, physical and chemical parameters, chemometry
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Researchers (15)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  09565  PhD Borut Bohanec  Biotechnology  Researcher  2005 - 2008  592 
2.  01109  PhD Miloš Gregor Budnar  Physics  Researcher  2005 - 2008  341 
3.  17787  Viktorija Dolenc    Technical associate  2005 - 2008 
4.  12583  PhD Jernej Jogan  Biology  Researcher  2005 - 2008  527 
5.  10352  PhD Mitja Kaligarič  Biology  Researcher  2005 - 2008  699 
6.  23964  Milena Kubelj    Technical associate  2005 - 2008 
7.  02587  PhD Peter Kump  Physics  Researcher  2005 - 2008  240 
8.  20428  PhD Matevž Likar  Biology  Researcher  2005 - 2008  281 
9.  10677  PhD Marijan Nečemer  Chemistry  Head  2005 - 2008  349 
10.  12314  PhD Primož Pelicon  Physics  Researcher  2005 - 2008  584 
11.  25512  PhD Paula Pongrac  Biology  Junior researcher  2005 - 2008  285 
12.  12013  PhD Marjana Regvar  Biology  Researcher  2005 - 2008  537 
13.  18891  PhD Jurij Simčič  Physics  Researcher  2005 - 2007  137 
14.  24674  PhD Nina Šajna  Biology  Researcher  2005 - 2007  260 
15.  21623  PhD Katarina Vogel Mikuš  Biology  Researcher  2005 - 2008  615 
Organisations (4)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0106  Jožef Stefan Institute  Ljubljana  5051606000  90,600 
2.  0481  University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty  Ljubljana  1626914  66,215 
3.  0589  University of Maribor, Faculty of Education  Maribor  5089638013  13,245 
4.  2547  University of Maribor, Faculty of natural sciences and mathematics  Maribor  5089638051  18,010 
Abstract
The main purpose of the project is to establish a fundamental base of data by analyzing systematically collected samples of honey of different botanical and geographical origin. This base will enable the formation of guidelines for certificating the quality and the origin of Slovenian honey. Within the framework of the proposed project, we will determine elemental composition of honey, honey’s physico-chemical characteristics (electrolytic conductivity, pH value, free and total acidity, content of lactones, sugars, hydroximethylfurfural, diastase activity etc.) and basic isotopic parameters, such as an isotopic composition of bulk δ13C and an isotopic composition of carbon in honey proteins as an internal standard. Obtained results will be statistically processed. Several different methods will be used, such as discriminant analysis, method of general linear models and linear regression. The obtained results will be further evaluated with PCA, KANN and hierarchical grouping in order to determine the geographical origin and to investigate the influence of provenience on different honey variety. The project envisages also formation of the sample bank.
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