Chapter 62. Molecular Mobility and Seed Longevity in Chenopodium quinoa

  1. Dr. David S. Reid President3,
  2. Dr. Tanaboon Sajjaanantakul4,
  3. Dr. Peter J. Lillford5 and
  4. Dr. Sanguansri Charoenrein6
  1. M. Castellión1,
  2. S. Maldonado1 and
  3. M. P. Buera2

Published Online: 14 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470958193.ch62

Water Properties in Food, Health, Pharmaceutical and Biological Systems: ISOPOW 10

Water Properties in Food, Health, Pharmaceutical and Biological Systems: ISOPOW 10

How to Cite

Castellión, M., Maldonado, S. and Buera, M. P. (2010) Molecular Mobility and Seed Longevity in Chenopodium quinoa, in Water Properties in Food, Health, Pharmaceutical and Biological Systems: ISOPOW 10 (eds D. S. Reid, T. Sajjaanantakul, P. J. Lillford and S. Charoenrein), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470958193.ch62

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Food Science and Technology, University of California, Davis, California, USA

  2. 4

    Kasetsart University, Thailand

  3. 5

    Centre for Formulation Engineering, Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

  4. 6

    Department of Food Science and Technology, Faculty of Agro-Industry, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand

Author Information

  1. 1

    Departamento de Biodiversidad y Biología Experimental, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

  2. 2

    Departamentos de Industrias y de Química Orgánica, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 11 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813812731

Online ISBN: 9780470958193

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Keywords:

  • molecular mobility, seed longevity - chenopodium quinoa;
  • temperature and moisture - fundamental role in storage longevity of seeds;
  • time-resolved nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy - studying water status and metabolic changes;
  • monoexponential and biexponential decay curves - fitting experimental data;
  • monoexponential curves - constant in biexponential curves;
  • proton spin relaxation times - predicting quinoa seed longevity

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Abstract

  • Introduction

  • Materials and Methods

  • NMR Relaxation Measurements

  • Results

  • Discussion

  • References