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More protein in cereals?

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Abstract

Ways in which the protein content of plant crops may be raised by the use of nuclear radiation are to be discussed at a symposium in Vienna in June next year, organized by the joint Food and Agriculture Organization/Agency Division of Atomic Energy in Food and Agriculture. Plant crops - especially cereal grains - are the basic food and protein source of most of the world's population, particularly in less-developed countries. But their natural protein content is low; increasing the quantity and nutritional quality of plant protein is potentially the most feasible way to combat widespread protein malnutrition. This improvement in seed stock can be achieved by plant breeding methods in which nuclear irradiation techniques are used to induce mutations in grain, and other isotopic techniques can be used to select only those mutants which have the desired properties. The scientists who attend the symposium will have an opportunity to review what mutation plant breeders have achieved, the application of nuclear techniques to screening for protein and amino-acid content and nutritional value, and isotopic methods which contribute to research in plant nutrition and physiology. (author)
Authors:
"NONE"
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 1969
Product Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: IAEA Bulletin; Journal Volume: 11; Journal Issue: 6
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; AGRICULTURE; AMINO ACIDS; CEREALS; CROPS; DEVELOPED COUNTRIES; FAO; FOOD; MUTATIONS; NUCLEAR ENERGY; NUTRITION; NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCY; PHYSIOLOGY; PLANT BREEDING; PROTEINS; RADIATION INDUCED MUTANTS
OSTI ID:
21013956
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0020-6067; IAEBAB; TRN: XA0703756036268
Availability:
Available on-line: http://www.iaea.org/Publications/Magazines/Bulletin/Bull116/11605403737.pdf;INIS
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 37
Announcement Date:
Apr 26, 2008

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Citation Formats

More protein in cereals?. IAEA: N. p., 1969. Web.
More protein in cereals?. IAEA.
1969. "More protein in cereals?" IAEA.
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title = {More protein in cereals?}
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journal = {IAEA Bulletin}
issue = {6}
volume = {11}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1969}
month = {Jul}
}