Wheat and Barley Grain Biofortification

Wheat and Barley Grain Biofortification
Author: Om Prakash Gupta,Vanita Pandey,Sneh 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

Biofortification of Food Crops

Biofortification of Food Crops
Author: Ummed Singh,C S Praharaj,S S Singh,N P Singh
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2016-01-22
ISBN 10: 8132227166
ISBN 13: 9788132227168
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biofortification of Food Crops Book Review:

The chapters presented in this book ‘Biofortification of Food Crops’ depict how agricultural technological interventions have true role in alleviating malnutrition. This book highlights the role of multidisciplinary approaches to cope up with the challenges of micronutrient malnutrition or hidden hunger which is an alarming public health issue in most parts of the world including India. In this endeavour, different biofortification approaches such as agronomic (or ferti-fortification), breeding, biotechnological, physiological, microbial etc. has fulfilled their different mandates of nutrient enrichment of food crops including cereals and pulses. The contents of the book proves that biofortified plants have adequate potential to nourish nutrient depleted soils, help increase crop productivity and provide nutritional benefits to plants, humans and livestock. The content and quality of information presented in this book will definitely provide multiple novel ideas of advance techniques and will stimulate innovative thoughts and directions amongst researchers and policy makers in the field of biofortification. In addition, the contributions presented in the book will be a good source of background knowledge and technical know-how to educate the readers about biofortification. The authors hope that the book entitled “Biofortification of Food Crops” would provide a suitable platform in our collective efforts for an appropriate dialogue among the scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs, policy makers and farmers in reducing the budding issues of malnutrition through novel approaches and means.

Molecular Advances in Wheat and Barley

Molecular Advances in Wheat and Barley
Author: Manuel Martinez
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2019-08-20
ISBN 10: 3039213717
ISBN 13: 9783039213719
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Molecular Advances in Wheat and Barley Book Review:

Allohexaploid bread wheat and diploid barley are two of the most cultivated crops in the world. This book reports novel research and reviews concerning the use of modern technologies to understand the molecular bases for wheat and barley improvement. The contributions published in this book illustrate research advances in wheat and barley knowledge using modern molecular techniques. These molecular approaches cover genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, and phenomic levels, together with new tools for gene identification and the development of novel molecular markers. Overall, the contributions for this book lead to a further understanding of regulatory systems in order to improve wheat and barley performance.

Sulphur in Agroecosystems

Sulphur in Agroecosystems
Author: E. Schnug
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 221
Release: 1998-07-31
ISBN 10: 9780792351238
ISBN 13: 0792351231
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sulphur in Agroecosystems Book Review:

This is the second volume in the series Nutrients in Ecosystems. Sulphur as an essential plant nutrient has received little scientific attention. This book cannot be an encyclopedia of S in all the media mentioned nor in all ecozones of the globe. However, it aims to give an overview about our present knowledge with a special focus on the S situation in agrosystems of industrialised Western Europe.

Breeding for Staple Food Crops with High Micronutrient Density

Breeding for Staple Food Crops with High Micronutrient Density
Author: Robin David Graham,Ross M. Welch
Publsiher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
Total Pages: 79
Release: 1996
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Genetic and Genomic Resources for Grain Cereals Improvement

Genetic and Genomic Resources for Grain Cereals Improvement
Author: Mohar Singh,Hari D. Upadhyaya
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2015-11-10
ISBN 10: 0128020377
ISBN 13: 9780128020371
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genetic and Genomic Resources for Grain Cereals Improvement Book Review:

Genetic and Genomic Resources For Cereals Improvement is the first book to bring together the latest available genetic resources and genomics to facilitate the identification of specific germplasm, trait mapping, and allele mining that are needed to more effectively develop biotic and abiotic-stress-resistant grains. As grain cereals, including rice, wheat, maize, barley, sorghum, and millets constitute the bulk of global diets, both of vegetarian and non-vegetarian, there is a greater need for further genetic improvement, breeding, and plant genetic resources to secure the future food supply. This book is an invaluable resource for researchers, crop biologists, and students working with crop development and the changes in environmental climate that have had significant impact on crop production. It includes the latest information on tactics that ensure that environmentally robust genes and crops resilient to climate change are identified and preserved. Provides a single-volume resource on the global research work on grain cereals genetics and genomics Presents information for effectively managing and utilizing the genetic resources of this core food supply source Includes coverage of rice, wheat, maize, barley, sorghum, and pearl, finger and foxtail millets

Rice Crop

Rice Crop
Author: Farooq Shah,Zafar Khan,Amjad Iqbal
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2018-09-05
ISBN 10: 1789236002
ISBN 13: 9781789236002
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rice Crop Book Review:

Rice is a staple crop in many coastal and non-coastal areas of the globe and requires a large production area. With the increasing trends in population , it is pivotal to increase the production of this important crop for sustainability. The introduction of high-yielding rice cultivars through molecular breeding is one of the possibilities that can ensure sustainability. Additionally, development of new biotic and abiotic stress-resistant cultivars with higher nutritional value can revolutionize the rice industry.

Wheat Improvement Management and Utilization

Wheat Improvement  Management and Utilization
Author: Ruth Wanyera,James Owuoche
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 394
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.

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: 329
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.

Improving Cereal Productivity through Climate Smart Practices

Improving Cereal Productivity through Climate Smart Practices
Author: Sindhu sareen,Pradeep Sharma,Charan Singh,Poonam Jasrotia,Gyanendra Pratap Singh,Ashok Kumar Sarial
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2020-11-27
ISBN 10: 0128226307
ISBN 13: 9780128226308
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Improving Cereal Productivity through Climate Smart Practices Book Review:

Improving Cereal Productivity through Climate Smart Practices is based on the presentations of the 4th International Group Meeting on "Wheat productivity enhancement through climate smart practices," and moves beyond the presentations to provide additional depth and breadth on this important topic. Focused specifically on wheat, and with chapters contributed by globally renowned pioneers in the field of cereal science, the book helps readers understand climate change and its effects on different aspects of wheat production in different parts of the world. This book will be important for those in research and industry seeking to contribute to the effective feeding of the world’s population. Encompasses the possible impact of climate change and future strategies to enhance wheat production on a sustainable basis Explores the genetic manipulation of wheat to mitigate the effects of climate change Includes both biotic and abiotic stresses and their management under changing climate

Cereal Grains for the Food and Beverage Industries

Cereal Grains for the Food and Beverage Industries
Author: Elke K Arendt,Emanuele Zannini
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2013-04-09
ISBN 10: 0857098926
ISBN 13: 9780857098924
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cereal Grains for the Food and Beverage Industries Book Review:

Cereals are a staple of the human diet and have a significant effect on health. As a result, they are of major significance to the food industry. Cereal grains for the food and beverage industries provides a comprehensive overview of all of the important cereal and pseudo-cereal species, from their composition to their use in food products. The book reviews the major cereal species, starting with wheat and triticale before covering rye, barley and oats. It goes on to discuss other major species such as rice, maize, sorghum and millet, as well as pseudo-cereals such as buckwheat, quinoa and amaranth. Each chapter reviews grain structure, chemical composition (including carbohydrate and protein content), processing and applications in food and beverage products. Cereal grains for the food and beverage industries is an essential reference for academic researchers interested in the area of cereal grains and products. It is also an invaluable reference for professionals in the food and beverage industry working with cereal products, including ingredient manufacturers, food technologists, nutritionists, as well as policy-makers and health care professionals. A comprehensive overview of all of the important cereal and pseudo-cereal species Chapters review each of the following species: Wheat, Maize, Rice, Barley, Triticale, Rye, Oats, Sorghum, Millet, Teff, Buckwheat, Quinoa and Amaranth Reviews grain structure, chemical composition, processing and applications in food and beverage products for each of the considered grains

Sprouted Grains

Sprouted Grains
Author: Hao Feng,Boris Nemzer,Jonathan W. Devries
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2018-10-11
ISBN 10: 0128115262
ISBN 13: 9780128115268
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sprouted Grains Book Review:

Sprouted Grains: Nutritional Value, Production and Applications is a complete and comprehensive overview of sprouted grains, with coverage from grain to product. Sections includes discussions on the process of grain germination from both a genetic and physiological perspective, the nutrients and bioactive compounds present in spouted grains, and the equipment and technical innovation of use to manufacturers of sprouted grains and sprouted grain products. This book is essential reading for cereal science academics and postgraduate students interested in the subject of cereal processing, but is also ideal for industrial product developers in cereal companies. This edited volume brings together the world’s leading researchers on sprouted grains. Presents the nutrient and bioactive components of these healthy grains Provides extensive coverage of products developed from sprouted grains Includes contributions from an International team of both academic and industrial authors Covers the equipment and technology used in grain processing

Nutrient Use Efficiency from Basics to Advances

Nutrient Use Efficiency  from Basics to Advances
Author: Amitava Rakshit,Harikesh Bahadur Singh,Avijit Sen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 417
Release: 2014-12-26
ISBN 10: 8132221699
ISBN 13: 9788132221692
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nutrient Use Efficiency from Basics to Advances Book Review:

This book addresses in detail multifaceted approaches to boosting nutrient use efficiency (NUE) that are modified by plant interactions with environmental variables and combine physiological, microbial, biotechnological and agronomic aspects. Conveying an in-depth understanding of the topic will spark the development of new cultivars and strains to induce NUE, coupled with best management practices that will immensely benefit agricultural systems, safeguarding their soil, water, and air quality. Written by recognized experts in the field, the book is intended to provide students, scientists and policymakers with essential insights into holistic approaches to NUE, as well as an overview of some successful case studies. In the present understanding of agriculture, NUE represents a question of process optimization in response to the increasing fragility of our natural resources base and threats to food grain security across the globe. Further improving nutrient use efficiency is a prerequisite to reducing production costs, expanding crop acreage into non-competitive marginal lands with low nutrient resources, and preventing environmental contamination. The nutrients most commonly limiting plant growth are N, P, K, S and micronutrients like Fe, Zn, B and Mo. NUE depends on the ability to efficiently take up the nutrient from the soil, but also on transport, storage, mobilization, usage within the plant and the environment. A number of approaches can help us to understand NUE as a whole. One involves adopting best crop management practices that take into account root-induced rhizosphere processes, which play a pivotal role in controlling nutrient dynamics in the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum. New technologies, from basic tools like leaf color charts to sophisticated sensor-based systems and laser land leveling, can reduce the dependency on laboratory assistance and manual labor. Another approach concerns the development of crop plants through genetic manipulations that allow them to take up and assimilate nutrients more efficiently, as well as identifying processes of plant responses to nutrient deficiency stress and exploring natural genetic variation. Though only recently introduced, the ability of microbial inoculants to induce NUE is gaining in importance, as the loss, immobilization, release and availability of nutrients are mediated by soil microbial processes.

Micronutrients and the Nutrient Status of Soils

Micronutrients and the Nutrient Status of Soils
Author: Mikko Sillanpää
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Total Pages: 444
Release: 1982
ISBN 10: 9789251011935
ISBN 13: 9251011931
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Micronutrient Deficiencies in Global Crop Production

Micronutrient Deficiencies in Global Crop Production
Author: Brian J. Alloway
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2008-02-01
ISBN 10: 9781402068607
ISBN 13: 1402068603
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Micronutrient Deficiencies in Global Crop Production Book Review:

A deficiency of one or more of the eight plant micronutrients (boron, chlorine, copper, iron, manganese, molybdenum, nickel and zinc) will adversely affect both the yield and quality of crops. Micronutrient deficiencies in crops occur in many parts of the world, at various scales (from one to millions of hectares), but differences in soil conditions, climate, crop genotypes and management, result in marked variations in their occurrence. The causes, effects and alleviation of micronutrient deficiencies in crops in: Australia, India, China, Turkey, the Near East, Africa, Europe, South America and the United States of America, are covered, and these are representative of most of the different conditions under which crops are grown anywhere in the world. Links between low contents of iodine, iron and zinc (human micronutrients) in staple grains and the incidence of human health problems are discussed, together with the ways in which the micronutrient content of food crops can be increased and their bioavailability to humans improved. Detailed treatment of topics, such as: soil types associated with deficiencies, soil testing and plant analysis, field experiments, innovative treatments, micronutrients in the subsoil, nutrient interactions, effects of changing cropping systems, micronutrient budgets and hidden deficiencies in various chapters provides depth to the broad coverage of the book. This book provides a valuable guide to the requirements of crops for plant micronutrients and the causes, occurrence and treatment of deficiencies. It is essential reading for many agronomy, plant nutrition and agricultural extension professionals.

Nourishing millions Stories of change in nutrition Synopsis

Nourishing millions  Stories of change in nutrition  Synopsis
Author: Yosef, Sivan,Pandya-Lorch, Rajul
Publsiher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
Total Pages: 4
Release: 2016-06-29
ISBN 10: 0896299902
ISBN 13: 9780896299900
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nourishing millions Stories of change in nutrition Synopsis Book Review:

In recent years, the world has seen unprecedented attention and political commitment to addressing malnutrition. Milestones such as the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement, the Lancet Maternal and Child Nutrition Series, and the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) have marked the rapid rise of nutrition on the global policy and research agenda. These developments reverse years of relative neglect for nutrition. Undernutrition is a global challenge with huge social and economic costs. It kills millions of young children annually, stunts growth, erodes child development, reduces the amount of schooling children attain, and increases the likelihood of their being poor as adults, if they survive. Stunting persists through a lifetime and beyond—underweight mothers are more likely to give birth to underweight children, perpetuating undernutrition across generations. Undernutrition reduces global gross domestic product by US$1.4–$2.1 trillion a year—the size of the total economy of Africa south of the Sahara.

Cereal Grains

Cereal Grains
Author: Colin Wrigley,Ian Batey,Diane Miskelly
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 830
Release: 2016-12-27
ISBN 10: 0081007302
ISBN 13: 9780081007303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cereal Grains Book Review:

Cereal Grains: Assessing and Managing Quality, Second Edition, provides a timely update to this key reference work. Thoroughly revised from the first edition, this volume examines the latest research and advances in the field. New chapters have been added on alternative grains, including ancient grains and pseudocereals, biosecurity, and industrial processing of grains, amongst others. Quality and food safety are important throughout the value-addition chain, from breeding, production, harvest, storage, transport, processing, and marketing. At all stages, analysis is needed so that quality management can proceed intelligently. These considerations are examined for each of the major cereal species, including wheat (common and durum), rye and triticale, barley and oats, rice, maize (corn), pseudocereal species, sorghum, and the millets. Divided into five sections, the book analyses these for the range of cereal species before a final section summarizes key findings. Documents the latest research in cereal grains, from their nutraceutical and antioxidant traits, to novel detection methods Provides a complete and thorough update to the first edition, analyzing the range of major cereal species Presents detailed advice on the management of cereal quality at each stage of production and processing

Superfood and Functional Food

Superfood and Functional Food
Author: Viduranga Waisundara,Naofumi Shiomi
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2017-03-01
ISBN 10: 9535129198
ISBN 13: 9789535129196
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Superfood and Functional Food Book Review:

This book focuses on the usage and application of plant- and animal-based food products with significant functional properties and health benefits as well as their development into processed food. Many chapters in this book contain overviews on superfood and functional food from South America. Details on the functional properties of apiculture products are also included herein. Additionally, an area that is not widely discussed in academia - pet food with functional properties - is also covered. It is hoped that this book will serve as a source of knowledge and information to make better choices in food consumption and alterations to dietary patterns. It is also recommended for readers to take a look at a related book, Superfood and Functional Food - The Development of Superfoods and Their Roles as Medicine.

Wheat Quality For Improving Processing And Human Health

Wheat Quality For Improving Processing And Human Health
Author: Gilberto Igrejas,Tatsuya M. Ikeda,Carlos Guzmán
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 557
Release: 2020-03-17
ISBN 10: 3030341631
ISBN 13: 9783030341633
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wheat Quality For Improving Processing And Human Health Book Review:

Wheat Quality for Improving Processing and Human Health brings together an international group of leading wheat scientists to outline highly relevant and diverse aspects and the latest advances in understanding of the world’s most consumed cereal. Topics covered include LMW glutenins, starch-related proteins, and the impact of processing on composition and consumer health. Individual chapters focus on important factors such as FODMAPs, protein structure, dough viscoelasticity and fumonisins. The environmental effects on allergen content are comprehensively covered, as are phenolic compounds and molecular markers. The major quality screening tools and genetic resources are reviewed in depth. Gluten is a major focus of this work with chapters dedicated to health effects, analytical methods and standards, proteomics and mutant proteins. Starting in 2015, wheat quality scientists from across the globe have united to develop the Expert Working Group for Improving Wheat Quality for Processing and Health under the umbrella of the Wheat Initiative. This joint effort provides a framework to establish strategic research and organisation priorities for wheat research at the international level in both developed and developing countries. This Expert Working Group aims to maintain and improve wheat quality for processing and health under varying environmental conditions. The Group focuses on a broad range of wheat quality issues including seed proteins, carbohydrates, nutrition quality and micronutrient content, grain processing and food safety. Bioactive compounds are also considered, both those with negative effects such as allergens and mycotoxins, and those with positive effects such as antioxidants and fibre. The Group also works in the development of germplasm sets and other tools that promote wheat quality research. Wheat quality specialists working on the wheat value chain, and nutritionists will find this book a useful resource to increase and update their knowledge of wheat quality, nutrition and health issues.

Use of Barley and Wheat Reference Sequences Downstream Applications in Breeding Gene Isolation GWAS and Evolution

Use of Barley and Wheat Reference Sequences  Downstream Applications in Breeding  Gene Isolation  GWAS and Evolution
Author: Dragan Perovic,Hikmet Budak,Kazuhiro Sato,Pierre Sourdille
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-08-27
ISBN 10: 2889639630
ISBN 13: 9782889639632
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Use of Barley and Wheat Reference Sequences Downstream Applications in Breeding Gene Isolation GWAS and Evolution Book Review: