Now showing items 1-10 of 10

    • Bacillus thuringiensis: a century of research, development and commercial applications 

      Sanahuja Solsona, Georgina; Banakar, Raviraj; Twyman, Richard M.; Capell Capell, Teresa; Christou, Paul (Wiley, 2011)
      Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) is a soil bacterium that forms spores during the stationary phase of its growth cycle. The spores contain crystals, predominantly comprising one or more Cry and/or Cyt proteins (also known as ...
    • Biofortification of plants with altered antioxidant content and composition: genetic engineering strategies 

      Changfu, Zhu; Sanahuja Solsona, Georgina; Yuan, Dawei; Farré Martinez, Gemma; Arjó Pont, Gemma; Berman Quintana, Judit; Zorrilla López, Uxue; Banakar, Raviraj; Bai, Chao; Pérez Massot, Eduard; Bassie Rene, Ludovic; Capell Capell, Teresa; Christou, Paul (Wiley Open Access, 2013)
      Antioxidants are protective molecules that neutralize reactive oxygen species and prevent oxidative damage to cellular components such as membranes, proteins and nucleic acids, therefore reducing the rate of cell death ...
    • Can the world afford to ignore biotechnology solutions that address food insecurity? 

      Berman Quintana, Judit; Zhu, Changfu; Pérez Massot, Eduard; Arjó Pont, Gemma; Zorrilla López, Uxue; Masip Vilà, Gemma; Banakar, Raviraj; Sanahuja Solsona, Georgina; Farré Martinez, Gemma; Miralpeix i Anglada, Bruna; Bai, Chao; Vamvaka, Evangelia; Sabalza Gallués, Maite; Twyman, Richard M.; Bassie Rene, Ludovic; Capell Capell, Teresa; Christou, Paul (Springer Verlag, 2013)
      Genetically engineered (GE) crops can be used as part of a combined strategy to address food insecurity, which is defined as a lack of sustainable access to safe and nutritious food. In this article, we discuss the ...
    • Engineering metabolic pathways in plants by multigene transformation 

      Zorrilla López, Uxue; Masip Vilà, Gemma; Arjó Pont, Gemma; Bai, Chao; Banakar, Raviraj; Bassie Rene, Ludovic; Berman Quintana, Judit; Farré Martinez, Gemma; Miralpeix i Anglada, Bruna; Pérez Massot, Eduard; Sabalza Gallués, Maite; Sanahuja Solsona, Georgina; Vamvaka, Evangelia; Twyman, Richard M.; Christou, Paul; Zhu, Changfu; Capell Capell, Teresa (University of the Basque Country Press, 2013)
      Metabolic engineering in plants can be used to increase the abundance of specific valuable metabolites, but single-point interventions generally do not improve the yields of target metabolites unless that product is ...
    • Iron and Zinc in the Embryo and Endosperm of Rice (Oryza sativa L.) Seeds in Contrasting 20-Deoxymugineic Acid/Nicotianamine Scenarios 

      Díaz-Benito, Pablo; Banakar, Raviraj; Rodríguez-Menéndez, Sara; Capell Capell, Teresa; Pereiro, Rosario; Christou, Paul; Abadía Bayona, Javier; Fernández, Beatriz; Álvarez-Fernández, Ana (Frontiers Media, 2018)
      Iron and Zn deficiencies are worldwide nutritional disorders that can be alleviated by increasing the metal concentration of rice (Oryza sativa L.) grains via bio-fortification approaches. The overproduction of the metal ...
    • Paradoxical EU agricultural policies on genetically engineered crops 

      Masip Vilà, Gemma; Sabalza Gallués, Maite; Pérez Massot, Eduard; Banakar, Raviraj; Cebrian, David; Twyman, Richard M.; Capell Capell, Teresa; Albajes Garcia, Ramon; Christou, Paul (Elsevier, 2013)
      European Union (EU) agricultural policy has been developed in the pursuit of laudable goals such as a competitive economy and regulatory harmony across the union. However, what has emerged is a fragmented, contradictory, and ...
    • Phytosiderophores determine thresholds for iron and zinc accumulation in biofortified rice endosperm while inhibiting the accumulation of cadmium 

      Banakar, Raviraj; Alvarez Fernández, Ána; Díaz-Benito, Pablo; Abadía Bayona, Javier; Capell Capell, Teresa; Christou, Paul (Oxford University Press, 2017)
      Nicotianamine (NA) and 2′-deoxymugenic acid (DMA) are metal-chelating ligands that promote the accumulation of metals in rice endosperm, but it is unclear how these phytosiderophores regulate the levels of different metals ...
    • The contribution of transgenic plants to better health through improved nutrition: opportunities and constraints 

      Pérez Massot, Eduard; Banakar, Raviraj; Gómez Galera, Sonia; Zorrilla López, Uxue; Sanahuja Solsona, Georgina; Arjó Pont, Gemma; Miralpeix i Anglada, Bruna; Vamvaka, Evangelia; Farré Martinez, Gemma; Rivera Vélez, Sol Maiam; Dashevskaya, Svetlana; Berman Quintana, Judit; Sabalza Gallués, Maite; Yuan, Dawei; Bai, Chao; Bassie Rene, Ludovic; Twyman, Richard M.; Capell Capell, Teresa; Christou, Paul; Zhu, Changfu (Springer Verlag, 2013)
      Malnutrition is a prevalent and entrenched global socioeconomic challenge that reflects the combined impact of poverty, poor access to food, inefficient food distribution infrastructure, and an over-reliance on ...
    • The expression of heterologous Fe (III) phytosiderophore transporter HvYS1 in rice increases Fe uptake, translocation and seed loading and excludes heavy metals by selective Fe transport 

      Banakar, Raviraj; Alvarez Fernández, Ána; Abadía Bayona, Javier; Capell Capell, Teresa; Christou, Paul (Wiley, 2016)
      Many metal transporters in plants are promiscuous, accommodating multiple divalent cations including some which are toxic to humans. Previous attempts to increase the iron (Fe) and zinc (Zn) content of rice endosperm by ...
    • The potential impact of plant biotechnology on the Millennium Development Goals 

      Yuan, Dawei; Bassie Rene, Ludovic; Sabalza Gallués, Maite; Miralpeix i Anglada, Bruna; Dashevskaya, Svetlana; Farré Martinez, Gemma; Rivera Vélez, Sol Maiam; Banakar, Raviraj; Bai, Chao; Sanahuja Solsona, Georgina; Arjó Pont, Gemma; Avilla, Eva; Zorrilla López, Uxue; Ugidos-Damboriena, Nerea; López, Alberto; Almacellas, David; Zhu, Changfu; Capell Capell, Teresa; Hahne, Gunther; Twyman, Richard M.; Christou, Paul (Springer Verlag, 2011)
      The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are international development targets for the year 2015 that aim to achieve relative improvements in the standards of health, socioeconomic status and education in the ...