Biofortification in Rice: Present Status and Future Prospects

edited by: Krishnendu Chattopadhyay, Koushik Chakraborty & Torit Baran Bagchi
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ISBN: 9789358872309 | Binding: Hardback | Pages: 300 | Language: English | Copyright: 2025
Length: 152 mm | Breadth: 10.82 mm | Height: 229 mm | Imprint: NIPA | Weight: 320 GMS
USD 230.00 USD 207.00
This book will be available from 30-Jul-2024


rice biofortification, nutritional security, micronutrients, protein, malnutrition, health outcomes, biofortified rice, nutritional traits, india, genetic basis, breeding techniques, transgenic approaches, genome editing, future directions

Rice is an essential food source for numerous people worldwide, particularly in regions where malnutrition is prevalent. However, traditional rice varieties often lack vital micronutrients, leading to widespread malnutrition and associated health problems. To address this issue, the process of biofortification, which involves enhancing the nutritional content of crops, presents a promising solution. This book offers a comprehensive examination of the impact of rice biofortification on nutritional security, focusing on improvements in micronutrients, protein, and other nutritional traits. Drawing from existing literature and research findings, the book explores the strategies and approaches employed in rice biofortification, the resulting effects on micronutrient consumption and health outcomes, and the contributions of biofortified rice to overall nutritional security. Furthermore, the book discusses challenges and considerations in the adoption and scaling up of biofortified rice production, as well as potential future directions for research and implementation in India.

Krishnendu Chattopadhyay, Koushik Chakraborty & Torit Baran Bagchi: Principal Scientist, ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttcj, Orissa, India

Chapter 1. Introduction: Importance of Biofortification in Rice with Special Reference to India
Chapter 2. Physiological, Biochemical and Molecular Basis of High Grain Protein Content
Chapter 3. Variation in Grain Protein Content and Nutritional Improvement for Grain Protein and Essential Amino Acids in Rice
Chapter 4. Nutritionally Important Micronutrients (Fe, Zn) and Vitamin (A): Their Biosynthesis, Metabolic Regulation in Rice Molecular Basis of Their Enhancement in Grain
Chapter 5. Diversity of Micronutrients in Grains, Its Genetic Basis and Improvement Through Breeding Techniques
Chapter 6. Other Nutritional and Anti-Nutritional Factors: Role and Scope in Biofortification
Chapter 7. Transgenic and Genome Editing Approaches for Biofortification in Rice
Chapter 8. Innovation, Constrains and Future Endeavour in Biofortification In Rice In India

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