Energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry as a tool for zinc, iron and selenium analysis in whole grain wheat

Abstract

Crop biofortification programs require fast, accurate and inexpensive methods of identifying nutrient dense genotypes. This study investigated energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (EDXRF) for the measurement of zinc (Zn), iron (Fe) and selenium (Se) concentrations in whole grain wheat. It is concluded that EDXRF offers a fast and economical method for the assessment of Zn, Fe and Se concentration in wheat biofortification programs.

Citation

Paltridge, N.G.; Milham, P.J.; Ortiz-Monasterio, J.I.; Velu, G.; Yasmin, Z.; Palmer, L.J.; Guild, G.E.; Stangoulis, J.C.R. Energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry as a tool for zinc, iron and selenium analysis in whole grain wheat. Plant and Soil (2012) 361 (1-2) 261-269. [DOI: 10.1007/s11104-012-1423-0]

Energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry as a tool for zinc, iron and selenium analysis in whole grain wheat

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