Calcium Biofortification of Crops–Challenges and Projected Benefits

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Abstract

Despite Calcium (Ca) being an essential nutrient for humans, deficiency of Ca is becoming an ensuing public health problem worldwide. Breeding staple crops with higher Ca concentrations is a sustainable long-term strategy for alleviating Ca deficiency, and particular criteria for a successful breeding initiative need to be in place. This paper discusses current challenges and projected benefits of Ca-biofortified crops. The most important features of Ca nutrition in plants are presented along with explicit recommendations for additional exploration of this important issue. In order for Ca-biofortified crops to be successfully developed, tested, and effectively implemented in most vulnerable populations, further research is required.

Original languageEnglish
Article number669053
Number of pages16
JournalFrontiers in Plant Science
Volume12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jul 2021

Keywords

  • Ca bioaccessibility
  • Ca biofortification
  • Ca deficiency
  • Ca in crop plants
  • calcium

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