Special Issue on Biofortification Strategies to Increase Yield and Grain Micronutrients Contents in Wheat

Submission Deadline: Nov. 10, 2019

This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Special Issue Editor
    • Majid Abdoli
      Department of Plant Production and Genetics, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Maragheh, Maragheh, Iran
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    • Ezatollah Esfandiari
      Department of Plant Production and Genetics, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Maragheh, Maragheh, Iran
    • Behzad Sadeghzadeh
      Dryland Agricultural Research Institute, Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization, Maragheh, Iran
    • Seyed-Bahman Mousavi
      Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Maragheh, Maragheh, Iran
    • Ali-Asghar Aliloo
      Department of Plant Production and Genetics, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Maragheh, Maragheh, Iran
    • Mohsen Saeidi
      Department of Plant Production and Genetics, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Engineering, Campus of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Razi University,, Kermanshah, Iran
    • Reza Amiri
      Department of Plant Production and Genetics, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Engineering, Campus of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran
  • Introduction

    In the world, cereals especially wheat provides about 50 percent of people’s daily energy requirements. Regretfully, this plant naturally has little micronutrients content and it will be even less if planted in micronutrients poor soils. Moreover, there are anti-nutrient combinations in wheat such as phytic acid that interferes with micronutrients absorption in human body. All of these factors along with low variety of diet result in low intake of daily requirements for micronutrients. Improvement of micronutrients content in wheat grain by bifortification is a proper approach for providing Zn requirements of body and reducing the malnutrition. Biofortification can be carried out by agronomic and genetic biofortification methods. Agronomic approach using micro-nutrient fertilizers, but thisinvolves some technology and costs. On the other hand, genetic biofortification involves classical breeding approaches to characterize and exploit genetic variation for mineral content, as well as new approaches involving gene discovery and marker assisted breeding.
    Aims and Scope:
    1. Biofortification
    2. Grain quality
    3. Phytic acid to Zn molar ratio
    4. Agronomic and genetic biofortification
    5. Zinc deficiency
    6. Foliar spray

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.ijaas.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.

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