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Laser spectroscopy of carotenoids in plant bio-objects
Author(s): T. G. Kozlova; M. I. Lobacheva; Alexander B. Pravdin; M. Yu. Romakina; Yurii P. Sinichkin; Valery V. Tuchin
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Paper Abstract

When assessing the quality of plant-growing products, besides determining their main constituents, such as protein, oil, carbohydrates, moisture, it is often necessary to analyze the content of biologically active compounds, which are present in considerably lower amounts. Among them, carotenoids are the natural pigments, whose biological value is connected with a provitamine activity as well as with an effective participation in the processes of photosynthesis and prevention of singlet oxygen photogeneration. The presence of carotenoids determines the semolina color, which is one of the important criteria for raw material quality in the production of paste.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1991
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 1403, Laser Applications in Life Sciences, (1 May 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.57273
Show Author Affiliations
T. G. Kozlova, Saratov State Univ. (Russia)
M. I. Lobacheva, Saratov State Univ. (Russia)
Alexander B. Pravdin, Saratov State Univ. (Russia)
M. Yu. Romakina, Saratov State Univ. (Russia)
Yurii P. Sinichkin, Saratov State Univ. (Russia)
Valery V. Tuchin, Saratov State Univ. (Russia)


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Laser Applications in Life Sciences

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