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Concepts and Strategies in Plant Sciences

Nutritional Quality Improvement in Plants

Editors: Jaiwal, P.K., Chhillar, A.K., Chaudhary, D., Jaiwal, R. (Eds.)

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  • Explains biofortification – the idea of breeding crops with increased nutritional value   
  • Shows how plant breeding and genetic engineering can help prevent malnutrition 
  • Discusses the challenges involved in biofortification 
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This book presents a detailed overview and critical evaluation of recent advances and remaining challenges in improving nutritional quality and/or avoiding the accumulation of undesirable substances in plants using a variety of strategies based on modern biological tools and techniques. Each review chapter provides an authoritative and insightful account of the various aspects of nutritional enhancement of plants. In the course of the last two decades, several food crops rich in macro- and micronutrients have been developed to improve health and protect a large section of the populace in developing countries from chronic diseases. Providing extensive information on these developments, this book offers a valuable resource for all researchers, students and industrialists working in agriculture, the plant sciences, agronomy, horticulture, biotechnology, food and nutrition, and the soil and environmental sciences.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Biofortified Zn and Fe Rice: Potential Contribution for Dietary Mineral and Human Health

    Pages 1-24

    Tsakirpaloglou, Nikolaos (et al.)

  • All Roads Leading to: Iron Phytofortification

    Pages 25-54

    Yadav, Karuna (et al.)

  • Paradigm Shift from Marker-Assisted Breeding to Genomics-Assisted Breeding for Calcium Nutrition in Finger Millet

    Pages 55-77

    Sharma, Divya (et al.)

  • Iodine Biofortification of Crops

    Pages 79-113

    Dávila-Rangel, Irma Esther (et al.)

  • Biofortification of Maize for Protein Quality and Provitamin-A Content

    Pages 115-136

    Hossain, Firoz (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-95354-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-95353-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nutritional Quality Improvement in Plants
Editors
  • Pawan Kumar Jaiwal
  • Anil K. Chhillar
  • Darshna Chaudhary
  • Ranjana Jaiwal
Series Title
Concepts and Strategies in Plant Sciences
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-95354-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-95354-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-95353-3
Series ISSN
2662-3188
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 498
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