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- Trethowan, R., et al. Show all 6 Authors
- Journal of cereal science 2007 v.46 no.3 pp. 293-307
- mineral content; vitamin content; wheat; Triticum aestivum; corn; Zea mays; plant breeding; plant nutrition; grain yield; disease resistance; consumer acceptance; transgenic plants; genetically modified foods; nutrient availability
- ... More than half of the world's population suffers micronutrient undernourishment. The main sources of vitamins and minerals (iron, zinc, and vitamin A) for low-income rural and urban populations are staple foods of plant origin that often contain low levels or low bioavailability of these micronutrients. Biofortification aims to develop micronutrient-enhanced crop varieties through conventional pla ...
- Trethowan, R., et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Journal of cereal science 2006 v.44 no.1 pp. 86-92
- Triticum aestivum; wheat; germplasm; plant genetic resources; seeds; hardness; alleles; plant proteins; breeding lines; crop quality
- ... Grain hardness is an important quality parameter of bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) with importance for wheat classification and end use properties, and is controlled by the genes puroindoline a (Pina) and puroindoline b (Pinb). The presence of known hardness alleles was studied in a representative sample of 373 bread wheat lines from the breeding program at CIMMYT. The PINA-null mutation (Pina ...