Table II- A full breakup of amino acids for 8 common pollen sources

Pollen analysis for 1990/91 (g/16 g N. normalised to 82.5% recovery)


 
White bloodwood

Eucalyptus trachyphloia

White box

E. albens

Heath-leaved Banksia

Banksia ericifolia

Hill gum

Eucalyptus dealbata

Broad-leaf white mahogany

Stringy mahogany

E. umbra

Thin-leaf stringy

E. eugenoides

N.E. blackbutt

E. andrewsii ssp. campanulata

Blakely's red gum

E. blakelyi

Max
Min
Mean
Essential amino acids for honey bees  
Threonine 3.4 3.6 3.7 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.4 3.5 3.7 3.4 3.51
Valine 4.6 4.8 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.8 4.6 4.70
Methionine 1.8 1.7 1.9 1.8 1.9 1.7 1.6 1.7 1.9 1.6 1.76
Leucine 6.3 6.3 6.0 6.3 6.3 6.3 6.3 6.2 6.3 6 6.25
Iso-leucine 3.9 3.7 4.0 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.8 3.8 4 3.7 3.83
Phenylalanine 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.8 3.8 3.8 3.6 3.75
Lysine 5.6 6.1 6.2 5.8 6.0 6.1 5.6 5.8 6.2 5.6 5.90
Histidine 2.2 2.1 2.4 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.0 2.0 2.4 2 2.13
Arginine 6.2 6.0 5.9 6.1 6.1 5.8 5.3 5.8 6.2 5.3 5.90
Tryptophan 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.65
Non-esssential amino acids for honey bees  
Aspartic acid 8.2 9.5 9.5 8.2 8.7 8.8 7.7 8.4 9.5 7.7 8.62
Serine 4.5 4.7 4.7 4.5 4.5 4.4 3.9 4.5 4.7 3.9 4.43
Glutamic acid 9.9 11.6 11.6 9.9 10.2 10.4 9 10.3 11.6 9 10.36
Proline 13 10.8 7.9 13.02 11.6 12.5 11.6 13.1 13.1 7.9 11.69
Glycine 5 4.1 4.1 4.5 4.4 3.4 3.9 4.5 5 3.4 4.23
Alanine 4.9 4.6 4.6 4.8 4.7 4.8 4.1 6.7 6.7 4.1 5
Cystine 0.9 0.9 1 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.8 1 0.7 0.84
Crude protein 23.9% 17.2% 31.5% 21.1% 18.3% 22.9% 20.6% 26.4% 31.5% 17.2% 22.7%

 
 


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