Sample validity in biological trace element and organic nutrient research studies

  • G. V. Iyengar
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Abstract

The complexities involved in dealing with the requirements of trace element research studies in the life sciences demand comprehensive planning of the investigations and use of a variety of techniques. It also requires a combination of biological insight and analytical awareness on the part of the investigators in order to obtain valid samples for analysis. Thus, the generation of meaningful conclusions from elemental composition studies on biological systems is a strictly multidisciplinary task, an approach that is vital for the overall success of the investigations. In addition, new initiatives are needed to produce multipurpose biological reference materials to cope with the growing demands of this multifaceted area of research. These aspects are discussed.

Keywords

Physical Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Reference Material Biological System Research Study 

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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. V. Iyengar
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  1. 1.NBSGaithersburg(USA)

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