Lipid test

Alyson Tobin at6 at
Wed Jan 27 06:09:07 EST 1999

Does anyone have a good, qualitative, method for detecting lipids in seeds?
This is for an undergraduate practical. The aim is to determine the type of
storage compounds in a range of seeds. Protein (ninhydrin) and starch
(iodine) tests work fine but the only lipid stain I have is Sudan III and
this is difficult to interpret. I'd appreciate any suggestions.

Alyson Tobin

Dr A.K. Tobin
Plant Science Laboratory
School of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology
Sir Harold Mitchell Building
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 9TH

Tel 01334 463375
Fax 01334 463366

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