Phytochemistry

doc. RNDr. Petr Tarkowski, PhD.
Group leader
Phone +420 585 634 677
E-mail petr.tarkowski@upol.cz
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Team members carry out chemical analyses of plants and plant products. They utilize extraction and distillation methods to isolate primary and secondary products, as well as elements. Molecular spectrometry, mass spectrometry with inductively coupled plasma, liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, capillary electrophoresis hyphenated with various detectors (UV/VIS, MS, FL, ELSD) are employed as methods of final analysis. These approaches allow us to obtain information on element, small organic acid, amino acid, fatty acid, sugar, fructan, vitamin, terpenoid, phenolic, glucosinolate, cannabinoid, polyamine, cytokinin and strigolactone content in relevant biological material. Data acquired might be used in fundamental research (plant biochemistry and physiology), quality assessments of genetic resources and plant products in applied research or food production.