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Document type
  • Peer-reviewed journal article
GE organism
  • rice
GE trait
  • quality
Country
  • Switzerland, Germany

Results

Efficacy
  • positive effect

Engineering the provitamin A (beta-carotene) biosynthetic pathway into (carotenoid-free) rice endosperm Open Access

Ye, X; Al-Babili, S; Klöti, A; Zhang, J; Lucca, P; Beyer, P; Potrykus, I
Science. 2000 January. 287(5451):303-305

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PMID: 10634784 DOI: 10.1126/science.287.5451.303 ISSN: 0036-8075

Abstract

Rice (Oryza sativa), a major staple food, is usually milled to remove the oil-rich aleurone layer that turns rancid upon storage, especially in tropical areas. The remaining edible part of rice grains, the endosperm, lacks several essential nutrients, such as provitamin A. Thus, predominant rice consumption promotes vitamin A deficiency, a serious public health problem in at least 26 countries, including highly populated areas of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Recombinant DNA technology was used to improve its nutritional value in this respect. A combination of transgenes enabled biosynthesis of provitamin A in the endosperm.

Keywords

beta carotene, rice, Golden Rice, biofortification

Funding

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MLA

Ye, X, S Al-Babili, A Klöti, J Zhang, P Lucca, P Beyer, I Potrykus. "Engineering the provitamin A (beta-carotene) biosynthetic pathway into (carotenoid-free) rice endosperm." Science 287.5451 (2000): 303-305. Web. 24 Sep. 2018.

APA

Ye, X., Al-Babili, S., Klöti, A., Zhang, J., Lucca, P., Beyer, P., & Potrykus, I. (2000). Engineering the provitamin A (beta-carotene) biosynthetic pathway into (carotenoid-free) rice endosperm. Science, 287(5451), 303-305. doi:10.1126/science.287.5451.303

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