The Sting's the Thing

Chemical Education

Authors

  • Catherine E. Housecroft Department of Chemistry, University of Basel, BPR 1096, Mattenstrasse 24a, CH-4058 Basel;, Email: catherine.housecroft@unibas.ch

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.2533/chimia.2019.1037

Keywords:

Bees, Venom, Polypeptides, Apitherapy, Chemical education

Abstract

Bees defend themselves by stinging and injecting a venom into their victims; bee venom is a complex mixture of chemicals including the polypeptide melittin which is mainly responsible for triggering the pain of the sting.

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Published

2019-12-18

How to Cite

[1]
C. E. Housecroft, Chimia 2019, 73, 1037, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2019.1037.