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245 00 Biofortification of staple crops /|cedited by Shiv Kumar, 
       Harsh Kumar Dikshit, Gyan Prakash Mishra, Akanksha Singh 
264  1 Singapore :|bSpringer Singapore :|bImprint: Springer,
300    1 online resource (xvi, 549 pages) :|billustrations, 
       digital ;|c24 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
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505 0  Chapter 1. Biofortification of staple crops: Present 
       status and future strategies -- Chapter 2. Historical 
       overview of biofortification in crop plants and its 
       implications -- Chapter 3. Genetic fortification of rice 
       to address hidden hunger: progress and prospects -- 
       Chapter 4. Advances in Wheat biofortification and 
       Mainstreaming Grain Zinc in CIMMYT Wheat -- Chapter 5. 
       Biofortification of maize for nutritional security -- 
       Chapter 6. Pearl millet: bio-fortification approaches in a
       micronutrient dense, climate-resilient nutri-cereal -- 
       Chapter 7. Barley Biofortification -- Chapter 8. Prospects
       of Biofortification in Groundnut using Modern Breeding 
       Approaches -- Chapter 9. Dry Bean Biofortification With 
       Iron and Zinc -- Chapter 10. Lentil biofortification -- 
       Chapter 11. Biofortification of Mungbean -- Chapter 12. 
       Biofortification of Cassava: Recent Progress and 
       Challenges Facing the Future -- Chapter 13. Vegetable 
       biofortification: An underexploited silver lining for 
       malnutrition management -- Chapter 14. Transgenics for 
       Biofortification with special reference to Rice -- Chapter
       15. Agronomic and transgenic approaches for rice Zn 
       biofortification -- Chapter 16. Agronomic approaches for 
       biofortification of staple food crops -- Chapter 17. 
       Micronutrients: Soil to seed -- Chapter 18. Pulse crop 
       biofortification towards human health, targeting prebiotic
       carbohydrates, protein, and minerals -- Chapter 19. 
       Biofortification of chickpea -- Chapter 20. Bifortifying 
       sorghum for delivering grain micronutrients in high 
       yielding cultivars with market preferred traits 
520    This edited book brings together comprehensive information
       on various aspects of the biofortification of staple 
       crops. It addresses the present status of food and 
       nutritional security and highlights the importance of 
       micronutrients in human health, a historical account of 
       biofortification, current approaches and challenges, crop-
       specific biofortification efforts and various breeding 
       approaches, including conventional, and genomics enabled 
       improvement. It also explains the efficacy of 
       biofortification, bioavailability, and future thrust. It 
       is an inclusive source of information on different aspects
       of micronutrients in crops of global importance. 
       Malnutrition is a serious global issue, with millions of 
       people being undernourished, several suffering from 
       micronutrient deficiencies, and the adult population 
       struggling with obesity. Despite significant economic 
       progress, South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa are still home
       to an undernourished population. Nutrition-related health 
       problems are related to hidden hunger and are widespread 
       in the developing world. Women and preschool children are 
       more vulnerable. Even though global food production has 
       increased manifolds, estimates indicate that over 60% of 
       the world's population is deficient in essential 
       micronutrients such as iron, zinc, iodine, and selenium, 
       often causing health problems and developmental delays. 
       Linking agricultural production with human nutrition and 
       health is crucial for ensuring nutrition security. Much 
       research has been carried out to assess genetic diversity 
       related to micro-nutrients in staple crops, their 
       bioavailability, and the efficacy of biofortified 
       germplasm. Biofortified varieties developed in different 
       crops through conventional breeding are being up-scaled 
       for reducing the micronutrient deficiencies in other 
       countries. This book is a ready reference for researchers,
       academicians, extension personnel, policymakers, students,
       and value chain stakeholders engaged in agriculture, 
       nutrition, and health sectors promoting nutrition-
       sensitive diets 
650  0 Crop improvement 
650  0 Crops|xGenetic engineering 
650 14 Agriculture 
650 24 Plant Biotechnology 
650 24 Plant Biochemistry 
650 24 Plant Development 
650 24 Plant Genetics 
700 1  Kumar, Shiv,|eeditor 
700 1  Dikshit, Harsh Kumar,|eeditor 
700 1  Mishra, Gyan Prakash,|eeditor 
700 1  Singh, Akanksha,|eeditor 
710 2  SpringerLink (Online service) 
773 0  |tSpringer Nature eBook 
856 40 |uhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-3280-8