Potential of golden potatoes to improve vitamin A and vitamin E status in developing countries

@inproceedings{Chitchumroonchokchai2017PotentialOG,
  title={Potential of golden potatoes to improve vitamin A and vitamin E status in developing countries},
  author={Chureeporn Chitchumroonchokchai and Gianfranco Diretto and Bruno Parisi and Giovanni Giuliano and Mark L Failla},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2017}
}
Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) is the third most widely consumed plant food by humans. Its tubers are rich in starch and vitamin C, but have low or null levels of essential nutrients such as provitamin A and vitamin E. Transformation of potato with a bacterial mini-pathway for β-carotene in a tuber-specific manner results in a "golden" potato (GP) tuber phenotype resulting from accumulation of provitamin A carotenoids (α- and β-carotene) and xanthophylls. Here, we investigated the… CONTINUE READING

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