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Infrared spectrometry can be achieved on powdered and dried plant samples by use of attenuated total reflectance and also on liquid samples by use of transmission spectrometry with samples spotted onto silica sheets in a 96 well format. Data can be analysed using standard chemometric approaches to look for changes correlating with treatment effect, or can be correlated with parameters e.g. cell wall composition or calorific value, so that mid infrared spectrometry can be used as a low cost/ high through puit screening approach to chemical phenotyping.
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