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 to accumulate those minerals and low phytates, nine advanced breeding lines from an ongoing Portuguese breeding program were studied during 2 years in a field experiment.

in Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science. Volume 205 (3): 341-352.

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