Fiziol. rast. genet. 2018, vol. 50, no. 4, 322-330, doi:


Radenović Č.N.1,2, Maksimov G.V.3, Shutova V.V.4, Delić N.S.1, Milenković M.V.1, Pavlović M.D.5, Beljanski M.V.5

  1. Maize Research Institute, Zemun Polje, Belgrade, Serbia<
  2. University of Belgrade, Faculty of Physical Chemistry, Belgrade, Serbia
  3. M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Biology, Moscow, Russia
  4. N.P. Ogarev Mordovia State University, Faculty of Biology, Saransk, Russia
  5. Institute of General and Physical Chemistry, BioLab, Belgrade, Serbia

The infrared spectroscopy was applied on kernels of the following maize inbred lines with significant traits: ZPPL 186, ZPPL 225 and M1-3-3 Sdms, with the aim to determine structural properties of organic compounds and their unstable state. The set hypothesis was that it was necessary to observe the existence of numerous and different spectral bands, not studied so far, occurring in various patterns (bands of low intensity, single or grouped) and to explain the nature and the dynamics of their formation. Such spectral bands were observed in the wave number range of 400—2925 cm—1 and are caused by the different types of vibration movements (valence and deformation vibrations) of organic compounds: alkenes, aromatic compounds, alcohols, ethers, carboxylic acids, esters, amines, amides, alkanes, nitro compounds, ketones, aldehydes, alkynes, nitriles and phenols. In this way, it is possible to establish not only the structure of organic compounds of kernels of observed maize inbred lines, but also it is possible to point out to their unstable, conformational and functional properties. The importance of intensity, shape and kinetics of spectral bands, expressing unstable processes in biological systems and bioactive organic molecules, has been studied and emphasised for the first time.

Keywords: Zea mays L., maize inbred lines, grain, infrared spectra, spectral bands

Fiziol. rast. genet.
2018, vol. 50, no. 4, 322-330

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