Current strategies for vitamin E biofortification of crops.

@article{MneSaffran2017CurrentSF,
  title={Current strategies for vitamin E biofortification of crops.},
  author={Laurent M{\`e}ne-Saffran{\'e} and S{\'e}bastien Pellaud},
  journal={Current opinion in biotechnology},
  year={2017},
  volume={44},
  pages={
          189-197
        }
}
Vitamin E refers to four tocopherols and four tocotrienols that are exclusively synthesized by photosynthetic organisms. While α-tocopherol is the most potent vitamin E compound, it is not the main form consumed since the composition of most major crops is dominated by γ-tocopherol. Nutritional studies show that populations of developed countries do not consume enough vitamin E and that a large proportion of individuals exhibit plasma α-tocopherol deficiency. Following the identification of… CONTINUE READING
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