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Journal of Spectroscopy
Volume 2015, Article ID 384214, 8 pages
Research Article

Quantitative Determination of Germinability of Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici Urediospores Using Near Infrared Spectroscopy Technology

1College of Agriculture and Biotechnology, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100193, China
2College of Information and Electrical Engineering, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100083, China

Received 28 July 2015; Accepted 8 September 2015

Academic Editor: Jose S. Camara

Copyright © 2015 Yaqiong Zhao et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Stripe rust caused by Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici (Pst) is an important disease on wheat. In this study, quantitative determination of germinability of Pst urediospores was investigated by using near infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS) combined with quantitative partial least squares (QPLS) and support vector regression (SVR). The near infrared spectra of the urediospore samples were acquired using FT-NIR MPA spectrometer and the germination rate of each sample was measured using traditional spore germination method. The best QPLS model was obtained with vector correction as the preprocessing method of the original spectra and 4000–12000 cm−1 as the modeling spectral region while the modeling ratio of the training set to the testing set was 4 : 1. The best SVR model was built when vector normalization was used as the preprocessing method, the modeling ratio was 5 : 1 and the modeling spectral region was 8000–11000 cm−1. The results showed that the effect of the best model built using QPLS or SVR was satisfactory. This indicated that quantitative determination of germinability of Pst urediospores using near infrared spectroscopy technology is feasible. A new method based on NIRS was provided for rapid, automatic, and nondestructive determination of germinability of Pst urediospores.