Wheat and Barley Grain Biofortification

Wheat and Barley Grain Biofortification
Author: Om Prakash Gupta,Vanita Pandey,Snew Narwal,Pradeep Sharma,Sewa Ram,Gyanendra Pratap Singh
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2020-05-19
ISBN 10: 0128184450
ISBN 13: 9780128184455
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wheat and Barley Grain Biofortification Book Review:

Wheat and Barley Grain Biofortification addresses topics associated with the alleviation of malnutrition in globally diverse populations via wheat and barley biofortification. The book synthesizes the current trends of malnutrition across the globe, the need for wheat and barley nutritional enhancement and how agronomic, microbial and molecular understanding of biofortification can help in devising significant approaches and strategies. In addition, it includes discussions on potential genetic variability available and their efficient utilization in wheat and barley for molecular breeding for nutrients, challenges and opportunities for bioavailability, and technical advancement for analysis of bioavailability. Addresses the need for wheat and barley biofortification to address global nutrition demands Places emphasis on the current agronomic and molecular understanding of biofortification Discusses the potential utilization of genetic variability Highlights the economics of biofortification over fortification technology

New Horizons in Wheat and Barley Research

New Horizons in Wheat and Barley Research
Author: Prem Lal Kashyap,Vikas Gupta,Om Prakash Gupta,R. Sendhil,K. Gopalareddy,Poonam Jasrotia,Gyanendra Pratap Singh
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 842
Release: 2022-03-26
ISBN 10: 9811644497
ISBN 13: 9789811644498
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Horizons in Wheat and Barley Research Book Review:

This book outlines comprehensive information on the global trends, policies, research priorities and frontier innovations made in the research domain of breeding, biotechnology, biofortification and quality enhancement of wheat and barley. With contributions by international group of leading wheat and barley researchers, this book offers data-based insights along with a holistic view of the subject and serve as a vital resource of information for scientists engaged in breeding future high-yielding biofortified varieties. It catalogs both conventional as well as modern tools for gene identification and genome editing interventions for enhancing the yield, grain quality, disease and pest resistance, nutrient-use efficiency and abiotic stress tolerance. The prospects of processing high quality wheat end-products with long term storage and high nutritional quality are also discussed. This book is of interest to teachers, researchers, molecular breeders, cereal biochemists and biotechnologist, policymakers and professionals working in the area of wheat and barley research, food and cereal industry. Also, the book serves as an additional reading material for the undergraduate and graduate students of agriculture and food sciences. National and international agricultural scientists, policy makers will also find this book to be a useful read. Volume 2 of New Horizons in Wheat and Barley Research covers topics in crop protection and resource management.

Biofortification of Staple Crops

Biofortification of Staple Crops
Author: Shiv Kumar
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 9811632804
ISBN 13: 9789811632808
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Bioinformatics in Agriculture

Bioinformatics in Agriculture
Author: Pradeep Sharma,Dinesh Yadav,R.K. Gaur
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 706
Release: 2022-04-26
ISBN 10: 0323885993
ISBN 13: 9780323885997
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioinformatics in Agriculture Book Review:

Bioinformatics in Agriculture: Next Generation Sequencing Era is a comprehensive volume presenting an integrated research and development approach to the practical application of genomics to improve agricultural crops. Exploring both the theoretical and applied aspects of computational biology, and focusing on the innovation processes, the book highlights the increased productivity of a translational approach. Presented in four sections and including insights from experts from around the world, the book includes: Section I: Bioinformatics and Next Generation Sequencing Technologies; Section II: Omics Application; Section III: Data mining and Markers Discovery; Section IV: Artificial Intelligence and Agribots. Bioinformatics in Agriculture: Next Generation Sequencing Era explores deep sequencing, NGS, genomic, transcriptome analysis and multiplexing, highlighting practices forreducing time, cost, and effort for the analysis of gene as they are pooled, and sequenced. Readers will gain real-world information on computational biology, genomics, applied data mining, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. This book serves as a complete package for advanced undergraduate students, researchers, and scientists with an interest in bioinformatics. Discusses integral aspects of molecular biology and pivotal tool sfor molecular breeding Enables breeders to design cost-effective and efficient breeding strategies Provides examples ofinnovative genome-wide marker (SSR, SNP) discovery Explores both the theoretical and practical aspects of computational biology with focus on innovation processes Covers recent trends of bioinformatics and different tools and techniques

Microbial Technology for Sustainable Environment

Microbial Technology for Sustainable Environment
Author: Pankaj Bhatt
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 9811638403
ISBN 13: 9789811638404
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Wheat Improvement

Wheat Improvement
Author: Matthew P. Reynolds,Hans-Joachim Braun
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 658
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 3030906736
ISBN 13: 9783030906733
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wheat Improvement Book Review:

This open-access textbook provides a comprehensive, up-to-date guide for students and practitioners wishing to access in a single volume the key disciplines and principles of wheat breeding. Wheat is a cornerstone of food security: it is the most widely grown of any crop and provides 20% of all human calories and protein. The authorship of this book includes world class researchers and breeders whose expertise spans cutting-edge academic science all the way to impacts in farmers’ fields. The book’s themes and authors were selected to provide a didactic work that considers the background to wheat improvement, current mainstream breeding approaches, and translational research and avant garde technologies that enable new breakthroughs in science to impact productivity. While the volume provides an overview for professionals interested in wheat, many of the ideas and methods presented are equally relevant to small grain cereals and crop improvement in general. The book is affordable, and because it is open access, can be readily shared and translated -- in whole or in part -- to university classes, members of breeding teams (from directors to technicians), conference participants, extension agents and farmers. Given the challenges currently faced by academia, industry and national wheat programs to produce higher crop yields --- often with less inputs and under increasingly harsher climates -- this volume is a timely addition to their toolkit.

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Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 490
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 9811912882
ISBN 13: 9789811912887
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Advances in Seed Production and Management

Advances in Seed Production and Management
Author: Ajay Kumar Tiwari
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 626
Release: 2021-03-30
ISBN 10: 9811541981
ISBN 13: 9789811541988
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Seed Production and Management Book Review:

High-quality seed is essential for healthy crops and greater agricultural productivity. At the same time, advances in breeding technology require equivalent advances in seed technology. In order to ensure food security, it is crucial to develop seeds that are high yielding, and resistant to drought, heat, cold, and insects. Gathering the latest research in seed sciences, the book includes contributions on seed production in crops such as legumes, sugar, rice, wheat and other cereals. It discusses a range of topics, like the effect of climate change on seed quality, production and storage; seed rouging; seed certification for different crop species; seed biology; and seed pathologies and their effective management. Integrating basic and applied research, this compendium provides valuable insights for researchers and students in agricultural and life sciences; professionals involved in seed certification and those working in quarantine laboratories; as well as plant pathologists.

Primary Metabolism in Fruits

Primary Metabolism in Fruits
Author: Franco Famiani,Alberto Battistelli,Robert Peter Walker,Richard Charles Leegood
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 494
Release: 2022-02-23
ISBN 10: 2889744981
ISBN 13: 9782889744985
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Wheat Improvement Management and Utilization

Wheat Improvement  Management and Utilization
Author: Ruth Wanyera,James Owuoche
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2017-05-24
ISBN 10: 9535131516
ISBN 13: 9789535131519
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wheat Improvement Management and Utilization Book Review:

The Wheat Improvement, Management, and Utilization book covers some of the most recent research areas that touch on enhancement of wheat productivity. It is obvious that wheat is one of the major staple crops grown globally. This crop has widely been researched on considering that, for instance, it is afflicted by various abiotic and biotic stresses that limit its growth and productivity. Today?s goal of wheat improvement consistently is to develop varieties that are high yielding with good processing and technological qualities, well adapted and tolerant to prevailing biotic and abiotic stresses. Therefore, this is a valuable reference book on wheat improvement, agronomy, and end-use qualities, particularly for those who work in research organizations and higher academic institutions. Moreover, it provides an invaluable resource for readers interested in a quick review of trending topics in wheat.

Advances in Agronomy

Advances in Agronomy
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2014-03-11
ISBN 10: 0128003596
ISBN 13: 9780128003596
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Agronomy Book Review:

Advances in Agronomy continues to be recognized as a leading reference and a first-rate source for the latest research in agronomy. As always, the subjects covered are varied and exemplary of the myriad of subject matter dealt with by this long-running serial. Maintains the highest impact factor among serial publications in agriculture Presents timely reviews on important agronomy issues Enjoys a long-standing reputation for excellence in the field

Agricultural Biotechnology Latest Research and Trends

Agricultural Biotechnology  Latest Research and Trends
Author: Dinesh Kumar Srivastava,Ajay Kumar Thakur,Pankaj Kumar
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 727
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9811623392
ISBN 13: 9789811623394
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agricultural Biotechnology Latest Research and Trends Book Review:

This book caters to the need of researchers working in the ever-evolving field of agricultural biotechnology. It discusses and provides in-depth information about latest advancements happening in this field. The book discusses evolution of plant tissue culture techniques, development of doubled haploids technology, role of recombinant-DNA technology in crop improvement. It also provides an insight into the global status of genetically modified crops, use of RNAi technology and mi-RNAs in plant improvement. Chapters are also dedicated for different branches of "omics" science including genomics, bioinformatics, proteomics, metabolomics and phenomics along with the use of molecular markers in tagging and mapping of various genes/QTLs of agronomic importance. This book also covers the role of enzymes and microbes in agriculture in productivity enhancement. It is of interest to teachers, researchers of biotechnology and agriculture scientists. Also the book serves as additional reading material for undergraduate and postgraduate students of biotechnology, agriculture, horticulture, forestry, ecology, soil science, and environmental sciences. National and international biotechnologists and agricultural scientists will also find this to be a useful read.

Plant Micronutrients

Plant Micronutrients
Author: Tariq Aftab,Khalid Rehman Hakeem
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2020-08-04
ISBN 10: 3030498565
ISBN 13: 9783030498566
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Micronutrients Book Review:

Plants require essential nutrients (macronutrients and micronutrients) for normal functioning. Sufficiency range is the levels of nutrients necessary to meet the plant’s needs for optimal growth. This range depends on individual plant species and the particular nutrient. Nutrient levels outside of a plant’s sufficiency range cause overall crop growth and health to decline, due either to deficiency or toxicity from over-accumulation. Apart from micronutrients (B, Cl, Mn, Fe, Zn, Cu and Mo), Aluminum (Al), cerium (Ce), cobalt (Co), iodine (I), lanthanum (La), sodium (Na), selenium (Se), silicon (Si), titanium (Ti), and vanadium (V) are emerging as novel biostimulants that may enhance crop productivity and nutritional quality. These beneficial elements are not "essential" but when supplied at low dosages, they augment plant growth, development, and yield by stimulating specific molecular, biochemical, and physiological pathways in responses to challenging environments. The book is the first reference volume that approaches plant micronutrient management with the latest biotechnological and omics tools. Expertly curated chapters highlight working solutions as well as open problems and future challenges in plant micronutrient deficiency or toxicity. We believe this book will introduce readers to state-of-the-art developments and research trends in this field.

From soil to seed micronutrient movement into and within the plant

From soil to seed  micronutrient movement into and within the plant
Author: Raul Antonio Sperotto,Felipe Klein Ricachenevsky,Lorraine Elizabeth Williams,Marta Wilton Vasconcelos,Paloma Koprovski Menguer
Publsiher: Frontiers E-books
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2014-11-19
ISBN 10: 2889193519
ISBN 13: 9782889193516
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From soil to seed micronutrient movement into and within the plant Book Review:

In all living organisms, essential micronutrients are cofactors of many ubiquitous proteins that participate in crucial metabolic pathways, but can also be toxic when present in excessive concentrations. In order to achieve correct homeostasis, plants need to control uptake of metals from the environment, their distribution to organs and tissues, and their subcellular compartmentalization. They also have to avoid deleterious accumulation of metals and metalloids such as Cd, As and Al. These multiple steps are controlled by their transport across various membrane structures and their storage in different organelles. Thus, integration of these transport systems required for micronutrient trafficking within the plant is necessary for physiological processes to work efficiently. To cope with the variable availability of micronutrients, plants have evolved an intricate collection of physiological and developmental processes, which are under tight control of short- and long-range signaling pathways. Understanding how plants perceive and deal with different micronutrient concentrations, from regulation to active transport, is important to completing the puzzle of plant metal homeostasis. This is an essential area of research, with several implications for plant biology, agriculture and human nutrition. There is a rising interest in developing plants that efficiently mobilize specific metals and prosper in soils with limited micronutrient availability, as well as those that can selectively accumulate beneficial micronutrients in the edible parts while avoiding contaminants such as Cd and As. However, there is still an important gap in our understanding of how nutrients reach the seeds and the relative contribution of each step in the long pathway from the rhizosphere to the seed. Possible rate-limiting steps for micronutrient accumulation in grains should be the primary targets of biotechnological interventions aiming at biofortification. Over the last 10 years, many micronutrient uptake- and transport-related processes have been identified at the molecular and physiological level. The systematic search for mutants and transcriptional responses has allowed analysis of micronutrient-signaling pathways at the cellular level, whereas physiological approaches have been particularly useful in describing micronutrient-signaling processes at the organ and whole-plant level. Large-scale elemental profiling using high-throughput analytical methodologies and their integration with both bioinformatics and genetic tools, along with metal speciation, have been used to decipher the functions of genes that control micronutrients homeostasis. In this research topic, we will follow the pathway of metal movement from the soil to the seed and describe the suggested roles of identified gene products in an effort to understand how plants acquire micronutrients from the soil, how they partition among different tissues and subcellular organelles, and how they regulate their deficiency and overload responses. We also highlight the current work on heavy metals and metalloids uptake and accumulation, the studies on metal selectivity in transporters and the cross-talk between micro and macronutrients. Thus, we believe a continued dialogue and sharing of ideas amongst plant scientists is critical to a better understanding of metal movement into and within the plant.

Phytic Acid and Mineral Biofortification Strategies

Phytic Acid and Mineral Biofortification Strategies
Author: Eleonora Cominelli,Francesca Sparvoli,Roberto Pilu
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2020-12-15
ISBN 10: 303936202X
ISBN 13: 9783039362028
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Phytic Acid and Mineral Biofortification Strategies Book Review:

Two billion people worldwide, mainly in developing countries, where diets are based on the consumption of staple crops, suffer from mineral deficiencies, particularly for iron and zinc. Mineral biofortification includes different strategies aimed to increase mineral concentration and to improve mineral availability from the diet (mineral bioavailability) in the edible parts of plants, particularly the seeds. Phytic acid is a compound that strongly reduces mineral bioavailability as, being highly negatively charged, it strongly binds cations, acting as a magnet. All the contributions in this book aim to describe new results, review the literature, and comment on some of the economic and sociological aspects concerning mineral biofortification research. A number of contributions are related to the study of mineral transport, seed accumulation, and approaches to increase seed micronutrient concentration. The remaining ones are mainly focused on the study of low phytic acid mutants.

Role of Rhizospheric Microbes in Soil

Role of Rhizospheric Microbes in Soil
Author: Vijay Singh Meena
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2018-06-19
ISBN 10: 9811300445
ISBN 13: 9789811300448
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Role of Rhizospheric Microbes in Soil Book Review:

In any ecosystem, plant and microbe interaction is inevitable. They not only co-exist but also support each other’s survival and also provide for sustenance in stressful environment. Agro-ecosystems of many regions around the globe are affected by multi-stress. Major limiting factors affecting the agricultural productivity worldwide are environmental stresses. Apart from decreasing yield they introduce devastating impact on plant growth as well. Plants battle with various kind of stresses with the help of symbiotic association with the microbes in the rhizosphere. Naturally existing plant-microbe interaction facilitates survival of plants under these stressful conditions. Rhizosphere consists of many groups of microbes, plant growth-promoting bacteria (PGPB) is one such group of microbes which assist plants in coping with multiple stresses and in plant growth as well. These microbes help in stress physiology of the plants and can be extremely useful in solving agricultural as well food security problems. The proposed book is split into two parts, with an aim to provide comprehensive description and highlight a holistic approach. It elucidates various mechanisms in rhizosphere of nutrient management, stress tolerance and enhanced crop productivity. The book discusses rhizospheric flora and its importance in enhancement of plant growth, nutrient content, yield of various crops and vegetables as well as soil fertility and health. Both volumes of the book addresses fundamentals, applications as well as research trends and new prospects of agricultural sustainability. Volume 2: Nutrient Management and Crop Improvement, contains chapters which cover a broad overview of plant growth promoting activities of microbes. This proposed book also highlights the contribution of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, iron and zinc-solubilizing microbes from rhizospheric soil to develop efficient indigenous microbial consortia to enhance the food and nutritional security. With the given content and layout the proposed book will be an all-inclusive collection of information, which will be useful for students, academicians, researchers working in the field of rhizospheric mechanisms, agricultural microbiology, soil microbiology, biotechnology, agronomy and sustainable agriculture and also for policy makers in the area of food security and sustainable agriculture. It will be of special interest to both academics and professionals working in the fields of microbiology, soil microbiology, biotechnology and agronomy, as well as the plant protection sciences. Timely, this edited and research book provides an essential and comprehensive source of material from basic to advance findings on microbes and their role in agricultural and soil sustainability.

Wild Germplasm for Genetic Improvement in Crop Plants

Wild Germplasm for Genetic Improvement in Crop Plants
Author: Muhammad Tehseen Azhar,Shabir Hussain Wani
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2021-03-15
ISBN 10: 0128221704
ISBN 13: 9780128221709
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wild Germplasm for Genetic Improvement in Crop Plants Book Review:

Wild Germplasm for Genetic Improvement in Crop Plants addresses the need for an integrated reference on a wide variety of crop plants, facilitating comparison and contrast, as well as providing relevant relationships for future research and development. The book presents the genetic and natural history value of wild relatives, covers what wild relatives exist, explores the existing knowledge regarding specific relatives and the research surrounding them and identifies knowledge gaps. As understanding the role of crop wild relatives in plant breeding expands the genetic pool for abiotic and biotic stress resistance, this is an ideal reference on this important topic. Provides a single-volume resource to important crops for accessible comparison and research Explores both conventional and molecular approaches to breeding for targeted traits and allows for expanded genetic variability Guides the development of hybrids for germplasm with increased tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses

Handbook of Cereals Pulses Roots and Tubers

Handbook of Cereals  Pulses  Roots  and Tubers
Author: Sneh Punia,Anil Kumar Siroha,Manoj Kumar
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 854
Release: 2021-10-11
ISBN 10: 1000429806
ISBN 13: 9781000429800
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Cereals Pulses Roots and Tubers Book Review:

Cereals, pulses, roots, and tubers are major food sources worldwide and make a substantial contribution to the intake of carbohydrates, protein, and fiber, as well as vitamin E and B. The Handbook of Cereals, Pulses, Roots, and Tubers: Functionality, Health Benefits, and Applications provides information about commercial cereals, pulses, and their nutritional profile, as well as health benefits and their food and non-food applications. Split into four sections, this handbook covers all the recent research about the related crops and outlines matters needing further research in the field of agriculture sciences. Both qualitative and quantitative analysis of nutrients and bio-actives, and their beneficial effects on human health, are highlighted in this book. The conclusions drawn and future perspectives proposed in each chapter will also help researchers to take more focused approaches. FEATURES Covers the full spectrum of cereals, pulses, roots, and tubers grain production, processing, and their use for foods, feeds, fuels, and industrial materials, and other uses Contains the latest information from grain science professionals and food technologists alike Provides comprehensive knowledge on the nutritional and non-nutritional aspects of cereals, pulses, and tubers Discusses the latest development in modification of native starch Provides information in enhancing shelf life and its utilization in phytochemical rich product development The result of various well-versed researchers across the globe sharing their knowledge and experience, this handbook will be a valuable resource for students, researchers, and industrial practioners who wish to enhance their knowledge and insights on cereals, pulses, roots, and tubers.

Crop Physiology Case Histories for Major Crops

Crop Physiology Case Histories for Major Crops
Author: Victor Sadras,Daniel Calderini
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 778
Release: 2020-12-05
ISBN 10: 0128191953
ISBN 13: 9780128191958
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crop Physiology Case Histories for Major Crops Book Review:

Crop Physiology: Case Histories of Major Crops updates the physiology of broad-acre crops with a focus on the genetic, environmental and management drivers of development, capture and efficiency in the use of radiation, water and nutrients, the formation of yield and aspects of quality. These physiological process are presented in a double context of challenges and solutions. The challenges to increase plant-based food, fodder, fiber and energy against the backdrop of population increase, climate change, dietary choices and declining public funding for research and development in agriculture are unprecedented and urgent. The proximal technological solutions to these challenges are genetic improvement and agronomy. Hence, the premise of the book is that crop physiology is most valuable when it engages meaningfully with breeding and agronomy. With contributions from 92 leading scientists from around the world, each chapter deals with a crop: maize, rice, wheat, barley, sorghum and oat; quinoa; soybean, field pea, chickpea, peanut, common bean, lentil, lupin and faba bean; sunflower and canola; potato, cassava, sugar beet and sugarcane; and cotton. A crop-based approach to crop physiology in a G x E x M context Captures the perspectives of global experts on 22 crops

Development and Uses of Biofortified Agricultural Products

Development and Uses of Biofortified Agricultural Products
Author: Gary S. Banuelos,Zhi-Qing Lin
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2008-10-23
ISBN 10: 9781420060065
ISBN 13: 1420060066
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Development and Uses of Biofortified Agricultural Products Book Review:

Although ending world hunger remains the most important goal, increasingly the focus is on simultaneously improving world malnutrition. Paradoxically, nutritionally important trace elements essential for human health are both deficient and over-abundant in soils in many regions of the world. Using a multidisciplinary approach, Development and Uses of Biofortified Agricultural Products provides new strategies and techniques for the production of biofortified agricultural products from different soils. Seventeen contributors from twelve countries explore the effects of environmental and biological factors on the accumulation and speciation of nutritionally important trace elements in agricultural products. They explore novel strategies regarding the functional foods and animal feed and other forms of biofortified agricultural products. The text addresses alternative biosources and bioproducts produced from phytoremediation processes as well as the bioavailability and the effects of bioproduct compounds. The editors comprehensively synthesize the ever-mounting body of new information on biofortification, including theoretical, practical, and practiced agricultural-based strategies in micronutrient management and improvement in different types of soils. The book provides a unique and useful platform to further the understanding of nutritionally important trace elements in the context of biogeochemistry, food chain transfer, and health-related issues.