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Cover for Molecular breeding for enhancing iron and zinc content in wheat grains.

This chapter provides information on the importance of biofortification as a cheap, sustainable and environmentally friendly approach to increase micronutrient contents in plants. The merging of breeding approaches with genetic engineering techniques, such as quantitative trait locus analysis,...

Author(s)
Lovenpreet Kaur; Natasha Sharma; Monika Garg
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Molecular breeding for increasing nutrition quality in maize: recent progress.

This chapter presents the status of molecular breeding, especially marker-assisted backcross breeding (MABB), followed in each of the nutritional traits of maize. It focuses on breeding and improvement of protein quality, lysine and tryptophan, provitamin A, vitamin E, phytate, glycaemic index,...

Author(s)
Firoz Hossain; Sujay Rakshit; Bhupender Kumar; Amalraj, J. J.; Vignesh Muthusamy; Bhukya Prakash; Zunjare, R. U.; Chikkappa Karjagi; Rajesh Khulbe; Arushi Arora; Lydia Pramitha; Dharampal Choudhary; Rao, S. V. R.; Raju, M. V. L. N.; Kamboj, M. C.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Molecular breeding for increasing micronutrient content in sorghum.

This chapter summarizes the limited efforts that have been undertaken to enhance the micronutrient content in sorghum using molecular breeding approaches. Increasing the micronutrient content of sorghum grain is of paramount importance for alleviating malnutrition since it will help in overcoming...

Author(s)
Hariprasanna, K.; Rajendrakumar, P.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biofortified pearl millet cultivars offer potential solution to tackle malnutrition in India.

This chapter focuses on plant breeding, phenotyping, and cultivar development for the biofortification of pearl millet in India. Biofortification is the process of breeding micronutrient traits into staple food crops, which are bioavailable. It has been proven that biofortified crops have a...

Author(s)
Govindaraj, M.; Virk, P. S.; Anand Kanatti; Binu Cherian; Rai, K. N.; Anderson, M. S.; Pfeiffer, W. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240214)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Quantitative genetics, genomics and plant breeding.

This book contains 20 chapters, divided into two sections: (i) Quantitative Genetics: Plant Breeding, Bioinformatics, Genome Editing and G×E Interaction (Chapters 2-12) and (ii) Intersection of Breeding, Genetics and Genomics: Crop Examples (Chapter 13-20). Section 1 emphasizes the application of...

Author(s)
Kang, M. S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240214)
Type
Book
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for New evidence on nutrition-sensitive agricultural programs.

This chapter summarizes key findings from recent reviews of evidence of the nutritional impacts of agricultural development programmes. It focuses on findings from impact evaluations of different types of nutrition-sensitive agricultural programmes, including biofortification, homestead food...

Author(s)
Ruel, M. T.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786399311)
Type
Book chapter
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for Improving nutrition through biofortification.

This chapter provides a critical summary of HarvestPlus-led research and implementation results (2003-2017) on the biofortification of staple crops. It discusses delivery experiences and an action-oriented agenda for scaling biofortification to improve nutrition globally. Delivery experiences are...

Author(s)
Bouis, H. E.; Saltzman, A.; Birol, E.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786399311)
Type
Book chapter
Full TextCABI Book InfoOpen Access
Cover for Agriculture for improved nutrition: seizing the momentum.

This book highlights the important links between agriculture and nutrition, both direct and indirect, both theoretical and practical. It explores these relationships through various frameworks, such as value chains, programmes and policies, as well as through diverse perspectives, such as gender....

Author(s)
Fan, S.; Yosef, S.; Pandya-Lorch, R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786399311)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Carotenoids: chemistry and health benefits.

This book chapter reviews the chemical structure, sources, accumulation, storage and biofortification, turnover and degradation, properties, association with antioxidants, and health benefits of carotenoids.

Author(s)
Dhan Prakash; Charu Gupta
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643632)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biofortification: a new tool to reduce micronutrient malnutrition.

The density of minerals and vitamins in food staples eaten widely by the poor may be increased either through conventional plant breeding or through the use of transgenic techniques, a process known as biofortification. HarvestPlus seeks to develop and distribute varieties of food staples (rice,...

Author(s)
Bouis, H. E.; Hotz, C.; McClafferty, B.; Meenakshi, J. V.; Pfeiffer, W. H.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642994)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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