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- Schaefer, Ulrich F., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Food research international 2010 v.43 no.6 pp. 1661-1665
- tomatoes; plant genetics; human cell lines; nutrient availability; cell culture; iron; models; nutrient uptake; food quality; homeostasis; colorectal neoplasms; dietary minerals
- ... The Caco-2 cell model is standardised for testing Fe uptake capacities of human epithelial cells from various food sources. Here, we used this system to study the impact of plant genetic Fe homeostasis factors on Fe bioavailability. The tomato fer mutant produces yellow Fe-deficient leaves due to the inability of the plant mutant to acquire Fe from soil. The chloronerva mutant lacks the metal chel ...