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Development and Uses of Biofortified Agricultural Products

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ISBN 9781420060058
Published October 23, 2008 by CRC Press
320 Pages 28 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Although ending world hunger remains the most important goal, increasingly the focus is on simultaneously improving world malnutrition. Paradoxically, nutritionally important trace elements essential for human health are both deficient and over-abundant in soils in many regions of the world. Using a multidisciplinary approach, Development and Uses of Biofortified Agricultural Products provides new strategies and techniques for the production of biofortified agricultural products from different soils.

Seventeen contributors from twelve countries explore the effects of environmental and biological factors on the accumulation and speciation of nutritionally important trace elements in agricultural products. They explore novel strategies regarding the functional foods and animal feed and other forms of biofortified agricultural products. The text addresses alternative biosources and bioproducts produced from phytoremediation processes as well as the bioavailability and the effects of bioproduct compounds.

The editors comprehensively synthesize the ever-mounting body of new information on biofortification, including theoretical, practical, and practiced agricultural-based strategies in micronutrient management and improvement in different types of soils. The book provides a unique and useful platform to further the understanding of nutritionally important trace elements in the context of biogeochemistry, food chain transfer, and health-related issues.

Table of Contents

The Impact of Trace Elements From Plants on Human Nutrition: A Case for Biofortification, S.S.G. Bonsmann and R.F. Hurrell

Biofortification In The Food Chain, and Use of Selenium and Phyto-Compounds in Risk Reduction and Control of Prostate Cancer, G. Lyons, Y. Genc, and R. Graham

Uptake and Accumulation of Selenium In Plants In Relation to Chemical Speciation and Biotransformation, Z.-Q. Lin

Phytoremediation of Selenium-Contaminated Soil and Water Produces Biofortified Products and New Agricultural Byproducts, G.S. Bañuelos

Soil and Crop Management for Improving Iron and Zinc Nutrition of Crops, F. Zhang, M. Fan, X. Gao, C. Zou, and Y. Zuo

Effects of Soil Management On Zinc Uptake and Its Bioavailability In Plants, R. Schulin, A. Koshgoftarmanesh, M. Ayuni, B. Nowack, and E. Frossard

Farming Practices and Crop Quality: Implementation On Feed And Diet Quality, T.Q. Zhang and Y.T. Wang

Effects of Long-Term Cattle Manure Applications on Soil, Water, and Crops: Implications for Animal and Human Health, M. Batista Benke, X. Hao, and C. Chang

How Does Aerobic Rice Take Up Zinc from Low Zinc Soil? Mechanisms, Trade Offs, and Implications for Breeding, X. Gao, T.W. Kuyper, F. Zhang, C. Zou, and E. Hoffland

Breeding for Micronutrient Enriched Rice, G.B. Gregorio, T. Htut, and G.S. Cabuslay

Biofortification In A Food Chain Approach for Rice in China, M. Slingerland, F. Zhang, T.-J Stomph, X. Gao, J. Liang, and W. Jiang

Expression of Pea Seed Ferritin cDNA in Indian Mustard: Nutritional Value and Oxidative Stress Tolerance of the Transformants, N. Nirupa, M. N. V. Prasad, and P. B. Kirti

Progress in Understanding the Molecular Regulation of Fe Uptake in Strategy I Plants, H.-Q. Ling, J. Du, and N. Wang

Identification of Genes for Biofortification: Genetic and Molecular Analysis of Mineral Accumulation in Arabidopsis Thaliana and Other Plant Species, M.G.M. Aarts and J. Wu

Uptake of Trace Elements By Soybean in Typic Quartzipsamment Soil Treated with Different Phosphorous Fertilizers in Brazil, F. Nildo da Silva, A.E. Furtini Neto, and A.C. Chang

Determination and Importance of Trace Elements in Chinese Medicinal Herbs Used For Healthcare and Medical Treatments, C.-Y. Chen, L. Zhang, and G. Huo

Field-To-Fork Perspective: Soil Nutrition/Biofortification As the Root of Human Health and Well-Being, A.B. Andersen*


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