Potential of advanced breeding lines of bread-making wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) to accumulate in grain minerals (Ca, Fe, Mg and Zn) and low-phytates concentration under Mediterranean Conditions.

About 3 billion people may suffer from micronutrient deficiency such as Ca, Fe, Mg or Zn, caused not only by a mineral deficiency in staple food but also by a high content of phytates which bind those minerals and inhibit their absorption. With the aim of evaluating the potential of new cultivars of bread‐making wheat...

Combined zinc and nitrogen fertilization in different bread wheat genotypes grown under Mediterranean conditions.

The combined application of nitrogen (N) and zinc (Zn) appears to be a promising agronomic strategy for the biofortification with Zn. To evaluate such efficiency, a field experiment was conducted in south-eastern Portugal under Zn-deficient soil. in Cereal Research Communications, 45(1). Leia o trabalho completo aqui.

Zinc (Zn) concentration of bread wheat grown under Mediterranean conditions as affected by genotype and soil/foliar Zn application.

The combination of plant breeding and agronomic biofortification is the most reasonable approach to minimize zinc (Zn) deficiency-related problems in humans, but also in crop production. However, its efficiency and suitability under Mediterranean conditions and its effects on the grain yield and quality parameters are not well known. Field experiments were conducted over two years...