Submitted to: Sorghum Newsletter
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/28/2006
Publication Date: 11/3/2006
Citation: Bean, S., Tilley, M., Wilson, J.P. 2006. Separation of pearl millet proteins (Pennisetum glaucum) by HPCE. International Sorghum and Millets Newsletter. 47:167-169.
Technical Abstract: Pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum) is widely grown around the world for a diverse number of uses. Millets are common in developing countries and often grown in areas with poor soil and low moisture levels. The characterization of pearl millet proteins is far behind that of cereals such as wheat. The purpose of this project was to investigate the use of high performance capillary electrophoresis for characterizing pearl millet proteins and for use in varietal identification and potential for analysis of protein expression during kernel development. HPCE was found to successfully separate millet proteins and was a rapid technique for differentiating pearl millet hybrids and lines, and provides a new tool for studying pearl millet proteins.