Genetic Engineering and Genome Editing for Zinc Biofortification of Rice

Editat de B.P. Mallikarjun Swamy, Anca Macovei, Kurniawan Rudi Trijatmiko
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 27 iun 2023
Genetic Engineering and Genome Editing for Zinc Biofortification of Rice provides the first single-volume comprehensive resource on genetic engineering approaches, including novel genome editing techniques, to be carried out in rice, a staple crop for much of the world’s population. While zinc biofortification can be achieved through conventional breeding, genetic engineering, and agronomic practices, this book presents the latest developments, based on real-world experience and with targeted application. Dietary zinc deficiency can lead to negative health outcomes, including increased risk of stunting, respiratory diseases, diarrhea and mortality during childhood, and preterm births in pregnancy. Although providing access to diverse diet is an ideal solution to alleviate zinc deficiency, it may not be a viable solution in developing countries. Zinc biofortification, a process of increasing zinc concentration in the edible part of food crops, has been proposed as a sustainable approach that can reach people living in remote rural areas, complementing other interventions, such as supplementation and industrial fortification. Providing a complete view of the need for, and means of, zinc biofortification in rice, sections in this book discuss state-of-the-art scientific advances, and then goes further, placing them in their proper scientific, regulatory, and socioeconomic contexts. Thus, Genetic Engineering and Genome Editing for Zinc Biofortification of Rice is a valuable resource for graduate students, researchers, educators, librarians, and professionals in various kinds of institutions which focused on agriculture, environmental science, and plant science.

  • Compiles the state-of-the-art information to allow fast-track understanding and application of zinc content improvement
  • Discusses multiple strategic and methodology approaches
  • Includes discussion of the socioeconomic implications of improved rice nutritional value
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ISBN-13: 9780323854061
ISBN-10: 0323854060
Pagini: 240
Ilustrații: 45 illustrations (15 in full color)
Dimensiuni: 191 x 235 mm


1. Molecular mechanisms leading to grain Zn accumulation in rice 2. Molecular links between iron and zinc biofortification in rice 3. Nicotianamine enhances zinc transport to seeds for biofortification 4. Zinc biofortification of rice by engineering metal transporter genes 5. Decreasing cadmium content in zinc biofortified rice through genetic manipulation 6. Improving bioavailability of zinc in rice grains by reducing antinutrients through genetic engineering 7. Practical protocol for design and construction of a transformation vector for prime editing in rice 8. Stages of development of genetically modified (GM) plants 9. Leveraging intellectual property for the development of genome edited crops by public research institutes 10. Recent advances in precise plant genome editing technology 11. Pathway from laboratory to market: regulatory approval process during the development of genetically modified crops--Philippine perspective 12. Prospects and challenges associated with GM biofortified crops 13. Economic feasibility of genetically modified zinc-fortified rice 14. Ionomics-based imaging, localization and quantification of zinc and other micronutrients in rice grains for biofortification research