Small Grain Identification PAGE
Often times the identity of small grains such as oats and wheat is important for the purpose of determining if two varieties/sources are the same or different.
ICIA offers a polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE) test for this purpose. This total protein assay has the ability to determine “likeness” of
small grain varieties.
Results are reported as “varieties share protein banding patterns” or “varieties have distinctly different banding patterns”. “Known” varieties are appreciated as controls.