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Genetic engineering approaches to enrich rice with iron and vitamin A

Genetic engineering approaches to enrich rice with iron and vitamin A

Physiologia Plantarum 126(3): 291-303

Major staple crops are often deficient in some of the nutrients required in human diet. Thus, malnutrition is a major problem, especially in developing countries, where a diversified diet is not affordable for the majority. Several strategies have been adopted to improve nutrition. However, micronutrient deficiency is still widely spread. Rice is one of the most important staple foods for a large part of the world's population. Therefore, even a small improvement in nutritional content of rice seeds can have a dramatic impact on human health. Different approaches are being exploited to produce rice enhanced in nutrients with iron and provitamin A.

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DOI: 10.1111/j.1399-3054.2006.00609.x

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