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Zinc biofortification of cereals : problems and solutions

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Palmgren, Michael G. ; Clemens, Stephan ; Williams, Lorraine E. ; Krämer, Ute ; Borg, Søren ; Schjørring, Jan K. ; Sanders, Dale:
Zinc biofortification of cereals : problems and solutions.
In: Trends in Plant Science. Vol. 13 (2008) Issue 9 . - pp. 464-473.
ISSN 1878-4372
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tplants.2008.06.005

Abstract in another language

The goal of biofortification is to develop plants that have an increased content of bioavailable nutrients in their edible parts. Cereals serve as the main staple food for a large proportion of the world population but have the shortcoming, from a nutrition perspective, of being low in zinc and other essential nutrients. Major bottlenecks in plant biofortification appear to be the root-shoot barrier and - in cereals - the process of grain filling. New findings demonstrate that the root-shoot distribution of zinc is controlled mainly by heavy metal transporting P(1B)-ATPases and the metal tolerance protein (MTP) family. A greater understanding of zinc transport is important to improve crop quality and also to help alleviate accumulation of any toxic metals.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Additional notes: BAYCEER61603
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Chair Plant Physiology
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Chair Plant Physiology > Chair Plant Physiology - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stephan Clemens
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research- BayCEER
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2015 06:21
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2015 06:21
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/16346