Tag: Biofortification

Maize genotype and food matrix affect the provitamin a carotenoid bioefficacy from staple and carrot-fortified feeds in Mongolian gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus)

Published in Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 62 (1) : 136-143, 2014 Schmaelzle, S.; Gannon, B.; Crawford, S.; Arscott, S.A.; Goltz, S.;Palcios-Rojas, N.; Pixley, K.V.; Simon, P.W.; Tanumihardjo, S.A. Biofortification to increase provitamin A carotenoids is an agronomic approach to alleviate...

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Genetic variability for kernel B-carotene and utilization of crtRB1 3’TE gene for biofortification in maize (Zea mays L.)

Published in Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding 72 (2) : 189-194, 2012 M.  Vignesh, Hossain Firoz, T. Nepolean, Saha Supradip, P.K. Agrawal, S.K. Guleria, B.M. Prasanna and H.S. Gupta Carotenoids are the major sources of dietary precursor of vitamin A and act as potential antioxidant besides...

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Energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry as a tool for zinc, iron and selenium analysis in whole grain wheat

Published in Plant and Soil, 2012 Nicholas G. Paltridge, Paul J. Milham, J. Ivan Ortiz-Monasterio, Govindan Velu, Zarina Yasmin, Lachlan J. Palmer, Georgia E. Guild and James C. R. Stangoulis Background and aims Crop biofortification programs require fast, accurate and inexpensive methods of identifying...

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The usefulness of iron bioavailability as a target trait for breeding maize (Zea mays L.) with enhanced nutritional value

Published in Field Crops Research 123(2): 153-160, 2011 The usefulness of iron bioavailability as a target trait for breeding maize (Zea mays L.) with enhanced nutritional value Kevin V. Pixley, Natalia Palacios-Rojas and Raymond P. Glahn Iron (Fe) deficiency is the most widespread nutritional problem,...

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