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Title: Ultra-spatial synchrotron radiation for imaging molecular chemical structure: Applications in plant and animal studies

Synchrotron-based Fourier transform infrared microspectroscopy (S-FTIR) has been developed as a rapid, direct, non-destructive, bioanalytical technique. This technique takes advantage of synchrotron light brightness and small effective source size and is capable of exploring the molecular chemical features and make-up within microstructures of a biological tissue without destruction of inherent structures at ultra-spatial resolutions within cellular dimension. To date there has been very little application of this advanced synchrotron technique to the study of plant and animal tissues' inherent structure at a cellular or subcellular level. In this article, a novel approach was introduced to show the potential of the newly developed, advanced synchrotron-based analytical technology, which can be used to reveal molecular structural-chemical features of various plant and animal tissues.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. College of Agriculture and Bioresources, University of Saskatchewan, 51 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, S7N 5A8, Canada
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1197698
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-98CH10886
Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Spectroscopy
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 21; Journal Issue: 4; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2016-08-23 10:48:40; Journal ID: ISSN 0712-4813
Publisher:
Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
Country unknown/Code not available
Language:
English