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The Effects of X- and Gamma Rays and UV Light on some Nutritional Contents of First Generation Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) Seeds

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dc.contributor.author Khalid, Ahmed Elsadig Mohammed
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-13T09:57:00Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-13T09:57:00Z
dc.date.issued 2013-08-15
dc.identifier.uri http://repo.uofg.edu.sd/handle/123456789/2900
dc.description A Dissertation Submitted in Partial fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Biosciences and Biotechnology (Biotechnology), Center of Biosciences and Biotechnology , Faculty of Engineering and Technology, University of Gezira, August 2013 en_US
dc.description.abstract Sorghum is considered as one of the most important crops in Sudan economically and nutritionally. The present research aimed to study the effects of x and gamma rays and UV light on some nutritional properties of the first generation sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) seeds. The sorghum seeds used in this work were brought by the Center of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Faculty of Engineering and Technology. University of Gezira (in January 2013) as a product of running research. The study included approximate analysis of moisture and ash contents in addition to nutritional contents (proteins, fiber, oil and carbohydrates) in both irradiated samples ( X- and Gamma rays and UV light) and control samples. The data obtained from the experiments were subjected to the appropriate statistical analysis using excel program 2007. The results of this study revealed that, all treatments exerted varying effects on all of the nutrient contents of the first generation sorghum seeds. X–ray exerted sorghum seeds with less moisture, protein and fiber than the control, and in contrasts ash, oil and carbohydrates, were more than those of control; while UV light exerted seeds with moisture, oil and fiber contents less than the control; while ash, protein and carbohydrates were more than those of control. In gamma rays, moisture, oil and carbohydrates contents were more and ash, protein and fiber contents were less compared to the control. The study recommended to investigate adaptability, productivity and resistance to diseases and pests in the irradiated sorghum. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Mutaman A. A. Kehail (Supervisor) Yasir Mohamed Abd El Rahim (Co–supervisor:) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Gezira en_US
dc.subject Economic crops en_US
dc.subject Biosciences en_US
dc.subject Biotechnology en_US
dc.title The Effects of X- and Gamma Rays and UV Light on some Nutritional Contents of First Generation Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) Seeds en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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