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
    • Ali Rasaei
      Assistant Professor of Agronomy- Crop Physiology, Dryland Agricultural Research Institute (DARI), Sararood Branch, Areeo, Iran
    • Behnoush Rasaei
      Department of Plant Production and Genetics, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Engineering, Campus of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran
    • Amir Hossein Khoshgoftarmanesh
      Department of Soil Science, College of Agriculture, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran
    • Ismail Cakmak
      Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey
    • Muhammad Farooq
      Department of Agronomy, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
    • Hugo Ferney Gomez-Becerra
      Kazakh Research and Production Center of Farming and Crop Science, Almaty, Kazakhstan
    • Levent Ozturk
      Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey
    • Gökhan Hacisalihoglu
      Department of Biology, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, USA
    • A. Gunes
      Department of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ankara, Ankara, Turkey
    • Muhammad Adnan
      Department of Botany, Kohat University of Science and Technology, Kohat, Pakistan
    • Hatun Barut
      East Mediterranean Agricultural Research Institute, Adana, Turkey
    • Zhao-Hui Wang
      Key Laboratory of Plant Nutrition and Agri-environment in Northwest China, Ministry of Agriculture, College of Natural Resources and Environment, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shanxi, China
    • Zhaojun Nie
      Resources and Environment College, Henan Agricultural University, Zhengzhou, Henan, China
    • Arvind Kumar
      Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi, India
    • Samina Mehnaz
      Department of Biological Sciences, Forman Christian College (A Chartered University), Lahore, Pakistan
    • Chanakan Prom-u-thai
      Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand
    • João Augusto Lopes Pascoalino
      Department of Soil Science, Federal University of Parana, Curitiba, Brazil
    • Roman Grüter
      Institute of Terrestrial Ecosystems (ITES, Zurich, Switzerland
    • Mubshar Hussain
      Department of Agronomy, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan
    • B. P. Mallikarjuna Swamy
      International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Manila, Philippines
    • Philip J. White
      Ecological Science Group, The James Hutton Institute, Dundee, UK
    • H. Li
      Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, Environment and Plant Protection Institute, Haikou, Hainan, China
    • Haiyong Xia
      National Engineering Laboratory of Wheat and Maize, Shandong Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Crop Research Institute, Jinan, Shandong, China
    • Bal R. Singh
      Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway
    • Renu Pandey
      Division of Plant Physiology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India
    • Petra Bauer
      Institute of Botany, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
    • Hafiz Muhammad Bilal
      Institute of Soil and Environmental Sciences, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
    • Tarek Alshaal
      Department of Soil and Water, Faculty of Agriculture, Kafrelsheikh University, Kafrelsheikh, Egypt
    • Hikmet Budak
      Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Biological Sciences and Bioengineering Program, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey
    • Y. Genc
      Molecular Plant Breeding Cooperative Research Centre, University of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    • Matthias Wissuwa
      Crop Production and Environment Division, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences, Tsukuba, Japan
    • Christos Noulas
      Department of Soil and Water Resources, Hellenic Agricultural Organization ‘DEMETER’, Agricultural Research General Directorate (N.AG.RE.F.), Institute of Industrial and Forage Crops, Larissa, Greece
    • Maria J. Poblaciones
      Department of Agronomy and Forest Environment Engineering University of Extremadura, Badajoz, Spain
  • 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.

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  • 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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