Genetic engineering technology against malnutrition

  • Paolo Lucca
  • Ingo Potrykus


Plant biology is definitely a fascinating science and since the first experiments on the culture of isolated plant cells by Haberlandt in 1902 enormous progress has been made. Investigators elucidated biochemical mechanism and pathways, cloned several genes and studied their function. Most of the work was done with model plants, and this produced interesting results leading to an understanding of the organisation and metabolism of the plant kingdom.


Phytic Acid Phytase Activity Rice Endosperm Iron Bioavailability Protein Storage Vacuole 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paolo Lucca
    • 1
  • Ingo Potrykus
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Research in BiomedicineBellinzonaSwitzerland

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