Cereal Chem 46:22 - 26. | VIEW
Survey Hydrolysis Procedure for Lysine Analysis.
R. Palter and G. O. Kohler. Copyright 1969 by the American Association of Cereal Chemists, Inc.
The hydrolysis procedure for liberating amino acids from protein-containing materials has been simplified for a screening analysis for lysine. It is proposed for use in surveying for high-lysine varieties in large collections of agricultural commodities. The method has been tested on safflower, wheat, barley, and milo and compared with the standard analytical procedure used in this laboratory. The method affords high reproducibility for all commodities. The precision of the method for safflower is better than for grains. However, the results are quite satisfactory for picking up high or low values in any population. One person can readily handle 300 samples in a normal working week.