The Impact of Micronutrient Deficiencies inThe Impact of Micronutrient Deficiencies in Agricultural Soils and Crops on the Nutritional Health of Humans

  • Marija Knez
  • Robin D. Graham


Cereal crops underpin the food supply for peasant farmers in developing countries, a situation that has persisted since the green revolution of the decades of the 1960s and 1970s greatly increased their productivity; indeed yields more than doubled. Ever since, the modern high-yielding, disease-resistant cereals that also show greater tolerance to environmental stresses like drought and heat have dominated the diets of subsistence farmers and urban poor alike.


Phytic Acid Iodine Deficiency Micronutrient Deficiency Maple Syrup Urine Disease Hepcidin Expression 
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  1. 1.School of Biological SciencesFlinders University of South AustraliaAdelaideAustralia

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