Start Date: Jun 01, 2009
End Date: May 31, 2011
Southern University scientists will conduct Hibiscus accession trials and evaluations for their adaptability, quality and subsequently their flavonoid profile and antioxidant activities. Southern University will collaborate with ARS/Natural Plant Products Research Unit in analysis of stilbenes in Hibiscus calyces. Hibiscus calyces will be provided by the project director for analysis of stilbene-related compounds at the ARS facility using the laboratory protocol established by ARS scientist. Research technician/graduate student from Southern University will come to NPURU for training in sample preparation and analysis under the supervision of an ARS scientist. Once trained, Southern University scientists will be conduct sample preparation and analysis work in the research lab. at Southern University-Baton Rouge campus. Materials and supplies for the collaborative work will be supplemented by the project. Southern University will sponsor travel to Baton Rouge campus if further assistance is needed.