Ames Laboratory; Chemistry
Ames Laboratory, Chemistry
ACS Food Science & Technology
A fast field-deployable method utilizing Raman spectroscopy to determine the optimal harvest time of plants to extract the highest abundance of target metabolites is presented. Rosmarinic acid is a metabolite extracted from spearmint (Mentha spicata L.). Leaves from commercial “Native” and proprietary clonal line “KI110” spearmint were measured as a function of cell type and age to determine rosmarinic acid abundance. A linear regression model with leave-one-out cross-validation (R2CV = 0.61, RMSECV = 11.1 mg/g) was developed between selected Raman peak areas and rosmarinic acid concentrations determined by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). A principal component analysis (PCA) model was also developed to determine rosmarinic acid abundance. The method may be suited to the analysis of many agriculturally relevant plant species and metabolites with distinct Raman peaks.
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