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Folate biofortification in food crops

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Folates are essential vitamins in the human diet. Folate deficiency is still very common, provoking disorders such as birth defects and anemia. Biofortification via metabolic engineering is a proven powerful means to alleviate folate malnutrition. A variety of metabolic engineering approaches have been successfully implemented in different crops and tissues. Furthermore, ensuring folate stability is crucial for long-term storage of crop products. However, the current strategies, shown to be successful in rice and tomato, will need to be fine-tuned to enable adequate biofortification of other staples such as potato, wheat and cassava. Thus, there is a need to overcome remaining hurdles in folate biofortification. Overall, biofortification, via breeding or metabolic engineering, will be imperative to effectively combat folate deficiency.
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NEURAL-TUBE DEFECTS, FOLIC-ACID FORTIFICATION, PHASEOLUS-VULGARIS L., ORYZA-SATIVA L., BIOSYNTHESIS GENES, METABOLIC PATHWAYS, TOMATO FRUIT, PLANTS, RICE, ENHANCEMENT

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Strobbe, Simon, and Dominique Van Der Straeten. 2017. “Folate Biofortification in Food Crops.” Ed. Dominique Van Der Straeten, Hans De Steur, and Teresa B Fitzpatrick. Current Opinion in Biotechnology 44: 202–211.
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Strobbe, S., & Van Der Straeten, D. (2017). Folate biofortification in food crops. (D. Van Der Straeten, H. De Steur, & T. B. Fitzpatrick, Eds.)CURRENT OPINION IN BIOTECHNOLOGY, 44, 202–211.
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Strobbe S, Van Der Straeten D. Folate biofortification in food crops. Van Der Straeten D, De Steur H, Fitzpatrick TB, editors. CURRENT OPINION IN BIOTECHNOLOGY. 2017;44:202–11.
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Strobbe, Simon, and Dominique Van Der Straeten. “Folate Biofortification in Food Crops.” Ed. Dominique Van Der Straeten, Hans De Steur, & Teresa B Fitzpatrick. CURRENT OPINION IN BIOTECHNOLOGY 44 (2017): 202–211. Print.
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  abstract     = {Folates are essential vitamins in the human diet. Folate deficiency is still very common, provoking disorders such as birth defects and anemia. Biofortification via metabolic engineering is a proven powerful means to alleviate folate malnutrition. A variety of metabolic engineering approaches have been successfully implemented in different crops and tissues. Furthermore, ensuring folate stability is crucial for long-term storage of crop products. However, the current strategies, shown to be successful in rice and tomato, will need to be fine-tuned to enable adequate biofortification of other staples such as potato, wheat and cassava. Thus, there is a need to overcome remaining hurdles in folate biofortification. Overall, biofortification, via breeding or metabolic engineering, will be imperative to effectively combat folate deficiency.},
  author       = {Strobbe, Simon and Van Der Straeten, Dominique},
  editor       = {Van Der Straeten, Dominique and De Steur, Hans and Fitzpatrick, Teresa B},
  issn         = {0958-1669},
  journal      = {CURRENT OPINION IN BIOTECHNOLOGY},
  keywords     = {NEURAL-TUBE DEFECTS,FOLIC-ACID FORTIFICATION,PHASEOLUS-VULGARIS L.,ORYZA-SATIVA L.,BIOSYNTHESIS GENES,METABOLIC PATHWAYS,TOMATO FRUIT,PLANTS,RICE,ENHANCEMENT},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {202--211},
  title        = {Folate biofortification in food crops},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.copbio.2016.12.003},
  volume       = {44},
  year         = {2017},
}

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