Development and evaluation of iodine biofortification strategies for vegetables

Development and evaluation of iodine biofortification strategies for vegetables

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Iodine is an essential trace element for humans which is not ingested in sufficient quantities in many regions of the world. In spite of the wide use of iodized table salt, large portions of the German population are still inadequately supplied with the trace element. Therefore, further efforts are needed to improve the alimentary intake of iodine. The aim of this dissertation was to develop an agronomical biofortification strategy for enriching vegetables with iodine by means of fertilization with iodine salts. Hence, foliar and soil application approaches were implemented and compared using a selection of different vegetable species in order to detect the influence of various environmental, application and soil factors affecting the iodine uptake by plants.STEINBERG, S. M. G. M. KIMBLE, G. T. SCHMETT, D. W. EMERSON, M. F. TURNER AND M. RUDIN 2008: Abiotic reaction of iodate with sphagnum peat and other natural organic matter. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 277, 185 - 191. STOCK ... B. ROWELL AND W. DUNWELL 1997: Integrated Crop Management for Kentucky Cabbage. Scout Manual. IPM-11. ... SUZUKI, M., E. YOSHIFUMI, S. OHSAWA, Y. KANESAKI, H. YOSHIKAWA, K. TANAKA, Y. MURAMATSU, anbsp;...

Title:Development and evaluation of iodine biofortification strategies for vegetables
Author: Patrick Lawson
Publisher:Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH - 2014-10-27

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