Nutritionally Enhanced Staple Food Crops


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction
  • Biomarkers for Assessing Nutritional Status
  • Micronutrient Bioavailability
  • Phenotypic Screens
  • Mining Germplasm Collections for Natural Variation for Seed Iron, Zinc, and Phytate
  • Exploiting Natural Genetic Variation to Breed for Seed Mineral-Dense Cultivars
  • Enhancing Seed Iron, Zinc, and B-Carotene Using Transgene(S)
  • Outlook
  • Acknowledgments
  • Literature Cited


Dwivedi, S.L.; Sahrawat, K.L.; Rai, K.N.; Blair, M.W.; Andersson, M.S.; Pfeiffer, W. Nutritionally Enhanced Staple Food Crops. In: Janick, J. (Ed). Plant Breeding Reviews. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA (2012) 169-291. ISBN 9781118345849 [DOI: 10.1002/9781118358566.ch3]

Nutritionally Enhanced Staple Food Crops

Published 1 January 2012