Nutritional Quality Improvement in Plants

  • Pawan Kumar Jaiwal
  • Anil K. Chhillar
  • Darshna Chaudhary
  • Ranjana Jaiwal

Part of the Concepts and Strategies in Plant Sciences book series (CSPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Nikolaos Tsakirpaloglou, B. P. Mallikarjuna Swamy, Cecilia Acuin, Inez H. Slamet-Loedin
    Pages 1-24
  3. Karuna Yadav, Prashanti Patel, T. R. Ganapathi
    Pages 25-54
  4. Irma Esther Dávila-Rangel, Paola Leija-Martínez, Julia Medrano-Macías, Laura Olivia Fuentes-Lara, Susana González-Morales, Antonio Juárez-Maldonado et al.
    Pages 79-113
  5. Firoz Hossain, Vignesh Muthusamy, Rajkumar U. Zunjare, Hari S. Gupta
    Pages 115-136
  6. Rocío Isabel Díaz de la Garza, Perla Azucena Ramos-Parra, Heriberto Rafael Vidal-Limon
    Pages 137-175
  7. Manish Sainger, Darshna Chaudhary, Ranjana Jaiwal, Anil K. Chhillar, Pawan Kumar Jaiwal
    Pages 187-229
  8. Lina Garcia-Mier, Sandra Neli Jimenez-García, Cuauhtémoc Sandoval Salazar, Luis Miguel Contreras-Medina, Karen Esquivel Escalante, Carlos Guzman Martinez et al.
    Pages 231-270
  9. Kalyani Prasad, Kiran Kumar Sharma, Pooja Bhatnagar-Mathur
    Pages 289-376
  10. Sarah Raffan, Nigel G. Halford
    Pages 377-399
  11. Tanushri Kaul, Nitya Meenakshi Raman, Murugesh Eswaran, Chinreddy Subramanyam Reddy, Rashmi Kaul, Arul Prakash Thangaraj et al.
    Pages 401-411
  12. Alphonse Vinoth, Ramalingam Ravindhran
    Pages 413-428
  13. Som Dutt, Anshul Sharma Manjul, Mamta Chauhan, Sushil Sudhakar Changan, Pinky Raigond, Brajesh Singh et al.
    Pages 429-483
  14. Mehak Dangi, Ritu Jakhar, Sahil Deswal, Anil K. Chhillar
    Pages 485-498

About this book


This book presents a detailed overview and critical evaluation of recent advances and remaining challenges in improving nutritional quality and/or avoiding the accumulation of undesirable substances in plants using a variety of strategies based on modern biological tools and techniques. Each review chapter provides an authoritative and insightful account of the various aspects of nutritional enhancement of plants. In the course of the last two decades, several food crops rich in macro- and micronutrients have been developed to improve health and protect a large section of the populace in developing countries from chronic diseases. Providing extensive information on these developments, this book offers a valuable resource for all researchers, students and industrialists working in agriculture, the plant sciences, agronomy, horticulture, biotechnology, food and nutrition, and the soil and environmental sciences.


biofortification staple food crops micronutrient deficiency health-promoting substances phytonutrients Golden rice malnutrition secondary metabolites metabolic engineering pro-vitamin A crops vitamins molecular breeding

Editors and affiliations

  • Pawan Kumar Jaiwal
    • 1
  • Anil K. Chhillar
    • 2
  • Darshna Chaudhary
    • 3
  • Ranjana Jaiwal
    • 4
  1. 1.Center for BiotechnologyMaharshi Dayanand UniversityRohtakIndia
  2. 2.Centre for BiotechnologyMaharshi Dayanand UniversityRohtakIndia
  3. 3.Centre for BiotechnologyMaharshi Dayanand UniversityRohtakIndia
  4. 4.Department of ZoologyMaharshi Dayanand UniversityRohtakIndia

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