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    • High-carotenoid biofortified maize is an alternative to color additives in poultry feed 

      Díaz Gómez, Joana; Moreno Martínez, José Antonio; Angulo Asensio, Eduardo; Sandmann, Gerhard; Zhu, Changfu; Ramos Girona, Antonio J.; Capell Capell, Teresa; Christou, Paul; Nogareda, Carmina (Elsevier B.V., 2017-06-12)
      Skin color in poultry is achieved by the addition of natural or synthetic pigments to feed. Crops used routinely in feed formulations offer an alternative cost-effective strategy to replace color additives if they are ...
    • High-carotenoid maize: development of plant biotechnology prototypes for human and animal health and nutrition 

      Zhu, Changfu; Farré Martinez, Gemma; Zanga, Daniela; Lloveras Vilamanyà, Jaume; Michelena Bárcena, Antonio; Ferrio Díaz, Juan Pedro; Voltas Velasco, Jordi; Slafer, Gustavo A.; Savin, Roxana; Albajes Garcia, Ramon; Eizaguirre Altuna, Matilde; López Alonso, Carmen; Cantero-Martínez, Carlos; Díaz Gómez, Joana; Nogareda, Carmina; Moreno Martínez, José Antonio; Angulo Asensio, Eduardo; Estany Illa, Joan; Pena i Subirà, Ramona Natacha; Tor i Naudí, Marc; Portero Otín, Manuel; Eritja Sánchez, Núria; Arjó Pont, Gemma; Serrano Casasola, José Carlos Enrique; Matias-Guiu, Xavier; Twyman, Richard M.; Sandmann, Gerhard; Capell Capell, Teresa; Christou, Paul (Springer Verlag, 2017-06-01)
      Carolight® is a transgenic maize variety that accumulates extraordinary levels of carotenoids, including those with vitamin A activity. The development of Carolight® maize involved the technical implementation of a novel ...
    • Influence of cooking conditions on carotenoid content and stability in porridges prepared from high-carotenoid maize 

      Díaz Gómez, Joana; Ramos Girona, Antonio J.; Zhu, Changfu; Martín Belloso, Olga; Soliva-Fortuny, Robert (Springer, 2017-03-29)
      Maize is a staple food crop in many developing countries, hence becoming an attractive target for biofortification programs toward populations at risk of micronutrient deficiencies. A South African white endosperm maize ...
    • Provitamin A carotenoids from an engineered high-carotenoid maize are bioavailable and zeaxanthin does not compromise β-carotene absorption in poultry 

      Díaz Gómez, Joana; Moreno Martínez, José Antonio; Angulo Asensio, Eduardo; Sandmann, Gerhard; Zhu, Changfu; Capell Capell, Teresa; Nogareda, Carmina (Springer International Publishing, 2017)
      High-carotenoid (HC) maize, a biofortified staple crop which accumulates β-carotene, β-cryptoxanthin, lutein and zeaxanthin, was used as a feed component in a chicken feeding trial to assess the bioavailability of provitamin ...
    • The distribution of carotenoids in hens fed on biofortified maize is influenced by feed composition, absorption, resource allocation and storage 

      Moreno Martínez, José Antonio; Díaz-Gómez, J.; Nogareda, Carmina; Angulo Asensio, Eduardo; Sandmann, Gerhard; Portero Otín, Manuel; Serrano Casasola, José Carlos Enrique; Twyman, Richard M.; Capell Capell, Teresa; Zhu, Changfu; Christou, Paul (Nature, 2016)
      Carotenoids are important dietary nutrients with health-promoting effects. The biofortification of staple foods with carotenoids provides an efficient delivery strategy but little is known about the fate and distribution ...