Measuring Starch Production
I am designing an experiment for my biology assignment and i was
thinking of observing the amount of starch formed from different
light sources, eg green red blue...
What is the best way to measure the amount of starch in a plant and
obtain a number? eg 5 drops of a solution etc
I read that by adding vitamin c to starch and iodine solution the
dark blue colour could become clear.
The following may be helpful:
Chow PS, Landhausser SM. Tree Physiol. 2004 Oct;24(10):1129-36.
A method for routine measurements of total sugar and starch
content in woody plant tissues.
Anthony R. Brach, PhD
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