X-ray Fluorescence Analysis as a Tool for the Breeding of Zinc and Iron Dense Pearl Millet

Abstract

This study investigates whether XRF can be used to provide a cheap, non-destructive method for elemental analysis in pearl millet. Emphasis is on Zn and Fe, and on whole grain samples rather than flour, with a view to identifying methods useful in large scale pearl millet biofortification breeding programs.

Citation

Paltridge, N.; Palmer, L.; Stangoulis, J. X-ray Fluorescence Analysis as a Tool for the Breeding of Zinc and Iron Dense Pearl Millet. Presented at 3rd International Zinc Symposium on ‘Improving Crop Production and Human Health’, Hyderabad, India, 10-14 October 2011. (2011) 2 pp.

X-ray Fluorescence Analysis as a Tool for the Breeding of Zinc and Iron Dense Pearl Millet

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