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dc.contributor.authorGómez Galera, Sonia
dc.contributor.authorRojas, Eduard
dc.contributor.authorSudhakar, Duraialagaraja
dc.contributor.authorZhu, Changfu
dc.contributor.authorPelacho Aja, Ana Mª
dc.contributor.authorCapell Capell, Teresa
dc.contributor.authorChristou, Paul
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-31T12:28:56Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.issn0962-8819
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10459.1/57130
dc.description.abstractStaple food crops, in particular cereal grains, are poor sources of key mineral nutrients. As a result, the world’s poorest people, generally those subsisting on a monotonous cereal diet, are also those most vulnerable to mineral deficiency diseases. Various strategies have been proposed to deal with micronutrient deficiencies including the provision of mineral supplements, the fortification of processed food, the biofortification of crop plants at source with mineral-rich fertilizers and the implementation of breeding programs and genetic engineering approaches to generate mineral-rich varieties of staple crops. This review provides a critical comparison of the strategies that have been developed to address deficiencies in five key mineral nutrients—iodine, iron, zinc, calcium and selenium—and discusses the most recent advances in genetic engineering to increase mineral levels and bioavailability in our most important staple food crops.ca_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipS.G.-G. is recipient of a fellowship from the Catalan Regional Government (DIUE and ‘‘Fons Social Europeu 2008FIC 00196) Spain. T.C. is supported by the Ramon y Cajal (RyC) program, Spain. PC is grateful for financial support to the Ministry of Science and Innovation, Spain (Grant number BFU2007-61413) and to the European Research Council for advanced grant, BIOFORCE.ca_ES
dc.language.isoengca_ES
dc.publisherSpringer Verlagca_ES
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MEC//BFU2007-61413/ES/ca_ES
dc.relation.isformatofReproducció del document publicat a https://doi.org/10.1007/s11248-009-9311-yca_ES
dc.relation.ispartofTransgenic Research, 2010, vol. 19, núm. 2, p. 165-180ca_ES
dc.rights(c) Springer Science Business Media B.V., 2009ca_ES
dc.subjectMineralca_ES
dc.subjectMalnutritionca_ES
dc.subjectSupplementca_ES
dc.subjectFortificationca_ES
dc.titleCritical evaluation of strategies for mineral fortification of staple food cropsca_ES
dc.typearticleca_ES
dc.identifier.idgrec013862
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionca_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccessca_ES
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1007/s11248-009-9311-y
dc.relation.projectIDinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/232933ca_ES
dc.date.embargoEndDate2025-01-01


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