2005 Student Research Conference:
18th Annual Student Research Conference

Science

Development of a NITS Calibration for Starch Amylose Using Materials from an Amylomaze VII Yield Trial
Peter J. Howe
Dr. Mark Campbell, Faculty Mentor

Previously, an attempt was made to develop a near infrared transmittance spectroscopy (NITS) calibration. The materials used to develop this calibration included a number of genotypes that varied widely in amylose content. The genotypes represented many mutant alleles including waxy (wx), sugary-2, normal, and amylose extender (ae). Although a relatively high correlation coefficient (r²) was observed, it was associated with a very high error term. For this reason the NITS amylose calibration did not serve well as a screening tool for the development of high amylose corn. The objective of this project is to develop a calibration using a set of genotypes that has a more narrow range of amylose content, specifically between 55% and 75%. The performance of our calibration will be reported for this study utilizing not only the correlation coefficient, but the standard error of prediction (SEP).

Keywords: near infrared , corn, starch

Topic(s):Agricultural Science

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 25-3
Location: VH 1432
Time: 10:15

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