Université de Neuchâtel

Pyrrolizidine alkaloids : occurrence in bee products and impact on Honeybees ("Apis mellifera" L.)

Lucchetti, Matteo Angelo ; Turlings, Ted (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2017.

Pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) are toxic plant secondary metabolites produced as defense against herbivores by a wide variety of plants, mainly of the Boraginaceae, Asteraceae and Fabaceae families. Consumption of products contaminated with PAs may lead to hepatotoxic, carcinogenic, genotoxic and teratogenic effects in animals and humans. PAs are mostly found in leaves, roots and seeds, and may...