Good quality husk-caryopsis adhesion is essential for malting barley, but that quality is influenced by caryopsis surface lipid composition. Raman spectroscopy was applied to lipid extracts from barley caryopses of cultivars with differential adhesion qualities. Principal component regression indicated that Raman spectroscopy can distinguish among cultivars with good and poor quality adhesion due to differences in compounds associated with adhesion quality.
- Barley (Hordeum vulgare)
- Grain skinning
- Husk adhesion
Brennan, M., McDonald, A., & Topp, CFE. (2019). Use of Raman microspectroscopy to predict malting barley husk adhesion quality. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 139, 587-590. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.plaphy.2019.04.024