Silva-Junior, Eduardo A.
Paludo, Camila R.
Amaral, Juliano G.
Gallon, Marilia E.
Nascimento, Fabio S.
Lopes, Norberto P.
Total Authors: 7
 Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Ciencias Farmaceut Ribeirao Preto, NPPNS, BR-14040903 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
 Ctr Univ Vale Araguaia, BR-78600000 Barra Do Garcas, MT - Brazil
 Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Filosofia Ciencias & Letras Ribeirao Preto, Dept Biol, BR-14040901 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
 Univ Fed Mato Grosso, Campus Univ Araguaia, BR-78600000 Barra Do Garcas, MT - Brazil
 Univ Fed Bahia, Inst Multidisciplinar Saude, BR-45029094 Vitoria Da Conquista, BA - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 5
SEP 17 2019.
Web of Science Citations:
Bees are essential pollinators on earth, supporting forest equilibrium and human agriculture. The chemistry of the stingless bee-plant symbiosis is a complex and not completely understood phenomenon. Here, we combined untargeted tandem mass spectrometry, molecular networking, and multivariate statistical analysis to investigate the chemical diversity in colonies of the stingless bee Scaptotrigona depilis. Flavonoids were the most representative and diverse group of plant metabolites detected, indicating the importance of these biologically active natural products to the bees. We unveiled the metabolome, mapped the distribution of plant metabolites in stingless bee colonies, and digitized the chemical data into a public database. (AU)