PMID: 5954869Sep 1, 1966Paper

Determination of free ammonium and asparagine and glutamine amide-nitrogen in extracts of plant tissue

Plant Physiology
P R Henderlong, R R Schmidt


A relatively simple and rapid procedure for the measurement of free ammonium and the amides in plant extracts is described. The method was developed by combining a cation-exchange method for blood ammonia with a differential acid-hydrolysis procedure for asparagine and glutamine amide-nitrogen. The recovery of standard samples (100-400 mug of ammonium- or amide-nitrogen) of free ammonium, asparagine, and glutamine after being run through the extraction, column, and analytical procedures ranged between 99 and 102%. The harvest, extraction, and analytical procedures were tested on shoots from 4 to 6-day-old germinating barley seeds. The high levels of the amides and the low level of free ammonium present in the tissue extracts indicated that the extraction and analytical procedures resulted in little if any hydrolysis of the amides.


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