Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy for efficient germplasm selection of wheat grain attributes

Posted on 19.01.2023 | Last Modified 19.01.2023
Lead Researcher (PI): Amina Hussein
Institution: University of Alberta
Total WGRF Funding: $102,180
Co-Funders: Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission
Start Date: 2022
Project Length: 3 Years

Detection and quantification of DON, cadmium (Cd) and alpha-amylase in wheat grains using LIBS. Optimization of LIBS to estimate DON, Cd and alpha-amylase in wheat spikes. Evaluate germplasm variations in DON, Cd, and alpha-amylase using LIBS. Assess the potential of terahertz spectroscopy and imaging for determination of grain moisture content.