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Highly Sensitive Salicylic Acid Quantification in Milligram Amounts of Plant Tissue

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB,volume 1497)

Abstract

Technical advances in mass spectrometry constantly raise the bar for analyzing trace amounts of plant hormones in only very small amounts of tissue. Here, a highly sensitive and accurate method is described for the quantitative analysis of the plant hormone salicylic acid not only in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana but also in other plant species. The presented method is optimized for the working up of as little as 20 to 50 mg of plant tissue. The discussed protocol and the utilized laboratory equipment facilitate the implementation of the method into other laboratories that possess access to adequate state-of-the-art gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) equipment.

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  • Salicylic acid
  • Electron-impact tandem mass spectrometry (EI-GC-MS/MS)
  • Solid-phase extraction
  • Stable isotopes
  • Derivatization
  • Plant hormone analysis

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Loba, V.C., Pollmann, S. (2017). Highly Sensitive Salicylic Acid Quantification in Milligram Amounts of Plant Tissue. In: Kleine-Vehn, J., Sauer, M. (eds) Plant Hormones. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 1497. Humana Press, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-6469-7_18

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