Carotenoid-enriched transgenic corn delivers bioavailable carotenoids to poultry and protects them against coccidiosis.

@article{Nogareda2016CarotenoidenrichedTC,
  title={Carotenoid-enriched transgenic corn delivers bioavailable carotenoids to poultry and protects them against coccidiosis.},
  author={Carmina Nogareda and Jose Antonio Mor{\'a}n Moreno and Eduardo Angulo and G erhard Sandmann and Manuel Portero and Teresa Capell and Changfu Zhu and Paul Christou},
  journal={Plant biotechnology journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={160-8}
}
Carotenoids are health-promoting organic molecules that act as antioxidants and essential nutrients. We show that chickens raised on a diet enriched with an engineered corn variety containing very high levels of four key carotenoids (β-carotene, lycopene, zeaxanthin and lutein) are healthy and accumulate more bioavailable carotenoids in peripheral tissues, muscle, skin and fat, and more retinol in the liver, than birds fed on standard corn diets (including commercial corn supplemented with… CONTINUE READING
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