Pollen protein for wild life
Many other animals such as lorikeets, honey-eaters, flying foxes and nectar-eating bats are fully dependent on pollen as a protein source. Each of these animals will have their own essential amino-acid requirements and each species will need to obtain their requirements from the pollen.
A small sample of eight floral sources and all the amino-acids tested indicated that proline and glutamic acid are major amino-acids of eucalypt pollen.
The following tables sets out the maximum, minimum and mean for all amino- acids tested in these eight pollen floral sources.
|Essential amino-acids for honey bees|
|Non-essential amino acids|
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