Merging technology development of trapped ion mobility spectrometry quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry with biological investigation of Medicago truncatularoot exudates
[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] "New commercial ion mobility instrumentation has the potential to improve current analytical techniques, but developments need to be applicable to real-world problems. Analytically challenging biological samples (i.e. root exudates) can be improved by this application of new ion mobility instrumentation. To this end, I have established an analytical reference library and developed new instrumentation methods (Bruker timsTOF Pro) to be applied specifically for specialized plant metabolites. I have also developed a method for collecting biological samples specifically for the new instrumentation. Utilizing this co-development strategy, new technology coupled with biological objectives, the capabilities of both have been improved" --From Chapter 1.