Journal article

Finger on the Pulse: Pumping Iron into Chickpea.

Grace ZH Tan, Sudipta S Das Bhowmik, Thi ML Hoang, Mohammad R Karbaschi, Alexander AT Johnson, Brett Williams, Sagadevan G Mundree

Front Plant Sci | Published : 2017

Abstract

Iron deficiency is a major problem in both developing and developed countries, and much of this can be attributed to insufficient dietary intake. Over the past decades several measures, such as supplementation and food fortification, have helped to alleviate this problem. However, their associated costs limit their accessibility and effectiveness, particularly amongst the financially constrained. A more affordable and sustainable option that can be implemented alongside existing measures is biofortification. To date, much work has been invested into staples like cereals and root crops-this has culminated in the successful generation of high iron-accumulating lines in rice and pearl millet. M..

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