Harvesting more grain zinc of wheat for human health

  title={Harvesting more grain zinc of wheat for human health},
  author={Xin-ping Chen and Yue-Qiang Zhang and Yi-ping Tong and Yan-Fang Xue and Dun-Yi Liu and Wei Zhang and Yan Deng and Qing-Feng Meng and S L Yue and Peng Yan and Zhen-ling Cui and Xiao-jun Shi and Shi-wei Guo and Yi-Xiang Sun and You-Liang Ye and Zhaohui Wang and Liang-Liang Jia and Wen-qi Ma and Ming-Rong He and Xi-ying Zhang and Chang-Lin Kou and Yan-Ting Li and De-Shui Tan and Ismail Cakmak and Fu-suo Zhang and Chun-qin Zou},
  booktitle={Scientific Reports},
Increasing grain zinc (Zn) concentration of cereals for minimizing Zn malnutrition in two billion people represents an important global humanitarian challenge. Grain Zn in field-grown wheat at the global scale ranges from 20.4 to 30.5 mg kg−1, showing a solid gap to the biofortification target for human health (40 mg kg−1). Through a group of field experiments, we found that the low grain Zn was not closely linked to historical replacements of varieties during the Green Revolution, but greatly… CONTINUE READING
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