GENETIC AND CULTURAL PRACTICE IMPROVEMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE COTTON PRODUCTION
Location: Coastal Plain Soil, Water and Plant Conservation Research
Title: Non-destructive quantification of oil and protein in cottonseed by time-domain nuclear magnetic resonance
| Horn, Patrick - |
| Neogi, Purnima - |
| Blaszcyk, Sylvia - |
| Tombokan, Xenia - |
| Ghosh, Supriyo - |
| Chapman, Kent - |
Submitted to: National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: January 19, 2010
Publication Date: January 19, 2010
Citation: Horn, P., Neogi, P., Blaszcyk, S., Tombokan, X., Ghosh, S., Campbell, B.T., Chapman, K. 2010. Non-destructive quantification of oil and protein in cottonseed by time-domain nuclear magnetic resonance [absract]. p. 1334. In: Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conference, January 4-7, 2010, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Modification of cotton seed quality traits is likely to be achieved through a combination of genetic modification, nutrient allocation, and selective breeding. Oil and protein stores comprise the majority of mass of cottonseed embryos. A more comprehensive understanding of the relationship between fiber quality, fiber yield and embryo reserves will help assist breeders in their efforts to improve seed value. Here we report a method for the nondestructive quantification of oil and protein levels within cottonseed by 1H time-domain nuclear magnetic resonance (TD-NMR). This approach is suitable for a minimal amount of seed and represents an accurate, non-invasive alternative to conventional, time consuming chemical extractions.