Location: Carl Hayden Bee Research Center
Project Number: 2022-21000-022-051-I
Project Type: Interagency Reimbursable Agreement
Start Date: Jul 25, 2021
End Date: Sep 30, 2022
The goals of the project are to: 1) Identify the plant source of pollen samples collected by the research team at Oregon State University using meta-barcoding. 2) Quantify the concentration of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids in the pollen samples. 3) Provide the information to our collaborator at Oregon State University and to NRCS PLANTS database for inclusion in the new Pollinators section.
For Objectives 1and 2, standard, widely accepted protocols will be used for conducting meta-barcoding for plant identification, and analysis of omega 3 and 6 levels using fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) analysis. FAME compounds will be quantified by comparison of characteristic mass fragments with known amounts of authentic standards.