Metabolic engineering of folate and its precursors in Mexican common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)

Abstract

Folate (vitamin B9) deficiency causes several health problems globally. However, folate biofortification of major staple crops is one alternative that can be used to improve vitamin intakes in populations at risk. We increased the folate levels in common bean by engineering the pteridine branch required for their biosynthesis. GTP cyclohydrolase I from… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/pbi.12561

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