Sample Preparation and Analysis of Tomato Pectin Monomers

A protocol for pectin monomer analysis is reported. It consists of hydrolysis, derivatization with 1-phenyl-3-methyl-5-pyrazolone (PMP) followed by UHPLC-analysis. A combination of enzymatic and acidic hydrolysis improved the yield of released aldoses.

Planning our next project meeting

Our next project meeting for all project members will be in Sandnes, Norway on the 9th and 10th of May, as announced. The meeting starts at 08.30 (both days) and ends the 10th at 16.00h. We will use the first day to inform each other about our results so far and to visit the Research Greenhouse at Særheim. There will be time for informal discussions.