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dc.contributor.authorBai, Chao
dc.contributor.authorTwyman, Richard M.
dc.contributor.authorFarré Martinez, Gemma
dc.contributor.authorSanahuja Solsona, Georgina
dc.contributor.authorChristou, Paul
dc.contributor.authorCapell Capell, Teresa
dc.contributor.authorZhu, Changfu
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-15T12:57:09Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.issn1054-5476
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10459.1/58830
dc.description.abstractNumerous crops have been bred or engineered to increase carotenoid levels in an effort to develop novel strategies that address vitamin A deficiency in the developing world. The pioneering work in rice (not covered in this review) has been followed up in many additional crops, some of which are staples like rice whereas others are luxury products whose impact on food security is likely to be marginal. This review surveys the progress that has been made in carotenoid breeding and metabolic engineering, focusing on β-carotene enhancement in crops other than rice. We ask if these efforts have the potential to address vitamin A deficiency in developing countries by comparing bioavailable pro-vitamin A levels in wild type and enhanced crops to determine whether nutritional requirements can be met without the consumption of unrealistic amounts of food. The potential impact of carotenoid enhancement should therefore be judged against benchmarks that include the importance of particular crops in terms of global food security, the amount of bioavailable β-carotene, and the amount of food that must be consumed to achieve the reference daily intake of vitamin A.ca_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipResearch in our laboratory is supported by the Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICINN) Grant BFU2007- 61413; European Research Council Advanced Grant BIOFORCE; Center Consolider, MICINN, Spain; COST Action FA0804, Associated Unit CAVA; and the SmartCell, FP7 Integrated Project.ca_ES
dc.language.isoengca_ES
dc.publisherSpringer Verlagca_ES
dc.relationMIECI/PN2004-2007/BFU2007-61413ca_ES
dc.relation.isformatofReproducció del document publicat a https://doi.org/10.1007/s11627-011-9363-6ca_ES
dc.relation.ispartofIn Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology - Plant, 2011, vol. 47, núm. 3, p. 255-270ca_ES
dc.rights(c) The Society for In Vitro Biology, 2011ca_ES
dc.subjectBeta caroteneca_ES
dc.subjectMetabolic engineeringca_ES
dc.subjectNutritional enhancementca_ES
dc.subjectBiofortificationca_ES
dc.titleA golden era—pro-vitamin A enhancement in diverse cropsca_ES
dc.typearticleca_ES
dc.identifier.idgrec016609
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionca_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccessca_ES
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1007/s11627-011-9363-6
dc.relation.projectIDinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/232933ca_ES
dc.relation.projectIDinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/222716
dc.date.embargoEndDate2025-01-01


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