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2005 Pat Unkefer ( Metabolomic Analysis of Citrus )

Metabolomic Analysis of Citrus

Metabolomics is the study of the entire metabolome within a system, allowing for a more comprehensive look at how that system functions and reacts. The overall objective of this project is to establish metabolomics as a useful tool to analyze the metabolic state of citrus (navel orange). This tool will be applied to characterize the effects of such agriculturally important factors as changes in field management practices such as nutrient regimes, growth regulator use, timing of harvest and postharvest efforts, etc.