Authors: Chomba, E.; Westcott, C.M.; Westcott, J.E.; Mpabalwani, E.M.; Krebs, N.F.; Patinkin, Z.W.; Palacios-Rojas, N.; Hambidge, K.M.
Published in: The Journal of Nutrition , 145: 514-519, 2015.
Background: The zinc content of maize, a major global food staple, is generally insufficient alone...
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...
Published in Journal of Cereal Science, 2013
Velu, G.; Ortiz-Monasterio, I.;Cakmak, I.; Hao, Y.; Singh, R.P.
Micronutrient deficiencies, especially those arising from zinc (Zn) and iron (Fe), pose serious human health problems for more than 2 billion people worldwide. Wheat is a major source of dietary...
Published in Crop Science, 2013
Willy B. Suwarno, Kevin V. Pixley, Natalia Palacios-Rojas, Shawn M. Kaeppler and Raman Babu
Developing biofortified maize cultivars is a viable approach to combat the widespreadproblem of vitamin A deficiency among people for whom maize is a staple food. To enhance...
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...
Published in Field Crops Research 137 : 261-267, 2012
G. Velu, R.P. Singh, J. Huerta-Espino, R.J. Peña, B. Arun, A. Mahendru-Singh, M. Yaqub Mujahid, V.S. Sohu, G.S. Mavi, J. Crossa, G. Alvarado, A.K. Joshi and W.H. Pfeiffer
Genetic biofortification to improve zinc (Zn) and iron (Fe) concentrations...
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...
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,...
Published in World Development 38(1):64-75, 2010
How Cost-Effective is Biofortification in Combating Micronutrient Malnutrition? An Ex ante Assessment
J.V. Meenakshi, Nancy L. Johnson, Victor M. Manyong, Hugo DeGroote, Josyline Javelosa, David R. Yanggen, Firdousi Naher, Carolina Gonzalez, James García...
Published in Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 57(16): 7233-7238, 2009
Reliable and inexpensive colorimetric method for determining protein-bound Tryptophan in maize kernels
Eric Nurit†, Axel Tiessen‡, Kevin V. Pixley† and Natalia Palacios-Rojas
Biofortification programs in maize have led...