Enrichment of cereal grains with zinc: Agronomic or genetic biofortification?

@article{Cakmak2007EnrichmentOC,
  title={Enrichment of cereal grains with zinc: Agronomic or genetic biofortification?},
  author={I. Cakmak},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={2007},
  volume={302},
  pages={1-17}
}
Zinc deficiency is a well-documented problem in food crops, causing decreased crop yields and nutritional quality. Generally, the regions in the world with Zn-deficient soils are also characterized by widespread Zn deficiency in humans. Recent estimates indicate that nearly half of world population suffers from Zn deficiency. Cereal crops play an important role in satisfying daily calorie intake in developing world, but they are inherently very low in Zn concentrations in grain, particularly… Expand
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