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Amino acid analysis of soybean meal: interlaboratory study
- Cavins, J.F., Kwolek, W.F., Inglett, G.E., Cowan, J.C.
- Journal of the Association of Official Analytical Chemists 1972 v.55 no.4 pp. 686
- soybean meal, food analysis, amino acids, laboratories, hydrolysis, cystine, methionine, ammonia, nitrogen, tryptophan
- Amino acid analysis of soybean meal was studied by 5 laboratories. Between- and within-laboratory variations were significant for most amino acids, whereas variations due to hydrolysis procedure and sample mesh size in the under 30 to under 270 mesh range were significant at the 0.05 level for only 2 amino acids. The relative standard deviation was different for each amino acid with cystine, methionine, and ammonia having the highest values. Normalization of results to 95% nitrogen recovery had only a small effect on statistical analysis of the data. Values from special analytical procedures for cystine did not agree, whereas those for tryptophan agreed very well.