Assessing pre-harvest sprouting in cereals using near-infrared spectroscopy-based metabolomics

Jones, O 2017, 'Assessing pre-harvest sprouting in cereals using near-infrared spectroscopy-based metabolomics', NIR NEWS, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 15-19.


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Title Assessing pre-harvest sprouting in cereals using near-infrared spectroscopy-based metabolomics
Author(s) Jones, O
Year 2017
Journal name NIR NEWS
Volume number 28
Issue number 1
Start page 15
End page 19
Total pages 5
Publisher Sage Publishing
Abstract This paper presents some preliminary work assessing the potential for near-infrared-based metabolomics to provide an accurate test for detecting the early germination/pre-harvest sprouting of grains, particularly barley and wheat. Our results indicate that near-infrared spectroscopy is not only able to determine if the grain has germinated (or started germinating) or not germinated well before shoots appear but can also provide an indication of how long the germination process has been occurring for. Since near-infrared-based methods are already well established in the grain industry, this technique has the potential to form the basis of a simple, fast test that could be used on the farm as well as during storage and transport to detect early germination and allow segregation of sound and mildly sprouted grain; this could have significant economic benefits for the grain industry.
Subject Analytical Spectrometry
Keyword(s) Barley
wheat
metabolic profiling
early germination
Copyright notice The Author(s) 2017
ISSN 0960-3360
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