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Wheat and Barley Grain Biofortification

Wheat and Barley Grain Biofortification Book
Author : Om Prakash Gupta,Vanita Pandey,Snew Narwal,Pradeep Sharma,Sewa Ram,Gyanendra Pratap Singh
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2020-05-19
ISBN : 0128184450
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Wheat and Barley Grain Biofortification addresses topics associated with the alleviation of malnutrition in globally diverse populations via wheat and barley biofortification. The book synthesizes the current trends of malnutrition across the globe, the need for wheat and barley nutritional enhancement and how agronomic, microbial and molecular understanding of biofortification can help in devising significant approaches and strategies. In addition, it includes discussions on potential genetic variability available and their efficient utilization in wheat and barley for molecular breeding for nutrients, challenges and opportunities for bioavailability, and technical advancement for analysis of bioavailability. Addresses the need for wheat and barley biofortification to address global nutrition demands Places emphasis on the current agronomic and molecular understanding of biofortification Discusses the potential utilization of genetic variability Highlights the economics of biofortification over fortification technology

Microbial Technology for Sustainable Environment

Microbial Technology for Sustainable Environment Book
Author : Pankaj Bhatt
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-12-02
ISBN : 9811638403
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Microbial Technology for Sustainable Environment book written by Pankaj Bhatt, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Use of Barley and Wheat Reference Sequences Downstream Applications in Breeding Gene Isolation GWAS and Evolution

Use of Barley and Wheat Reference Sequences  Downstream Applications in Breeding  Gene Isolation  GWAS and Evolution Book
Author : Dragan Perovic,Hikmet Budak,Kazuhiro Sato,Pierre Sourdille
Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
Release : 2020-08-27
ISBN : 2889639630
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Use of Barley and Wheat Reference Sequences Downstream Applications in Breeding Gene Isolation GWAS and Evolution book written by Dragan Perovic,Hikmet Budak,Kazuhiro Sato,Pierre Sourdille, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Wheat Quality For Improving Processing And Human Health

Wheat Quality For Improving Processing And Human Health Book
Author : Gilberto Igrejas,Tatsuya M. Ikeda,Carlos Guzmán
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-03-17
ISBN : 3030341631
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Wheat Quality for Improving Processing and Human Health brings together an international group of leading wheat scientists to outline highly relevant and diverse aspects and the latest advances in understanding of the world’s most consumed cereal. Topics covered include LMW glutenins, starch-related proteins, and the impact of processing on composition and consumer health. Individual chapters focus on important factors such as FODMAPs, protein structure, dough viscoelasticity and fumonisins. The environmental effects on allergen content are comprehensively covered, as are phenolic compounds and molecular markers. The major quality screening tools and genetic resources are reviewed in depth. Gluten is a major focus of this work with chapters dedicated to health effects, analytical methods and standards, proteomics and mutant proteins. Starting in 2015, wheat quality scientists from across the globe have united to develop the Expert Working Group for Improving Wheat Quality for Processing and Health under the umbrella of the Wheat Initiative. This joint effort provides a framework to establish strategic research and organisation priorities for wheat research at the international level in both developed and developing countries. This Expert Working Group aims to maintain and improve wheat quality for processing and health under varying environmental conditions. The Group focuses on a broad range of wheat quality issues including seed proteins, carbohydrates, nutrition quality and micronutrient content, grain processing and food safety. Bioactive compounds are also considered, both those with negative effects such as allergens and mycotoxins, and those with positive effects such as antioxidants and fibre. The Group also works in the development of germplasm sets and other tools that promote wheat quality research. Wheat quality specialists working on the wheat value chain, and nutritionists will find this book a useful resource to increase and update their knowledge of wheat quality, nutrition and health issues.

Food Biofortification Technologies

Food Biofortification Technologies Book
Author : Agnieszka Saeid
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2017-11-22
ISBN : 1351230832
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Biofortification, which can be defined as the process of increasing the content/density of essential nutrients and/or its bioavailability of food with valuable compounds, is a promising means of increasing nutrient intakes. Traditional fortification practices in which exogenous nutrients are added to food can increase the content of nutrients but the use of biofortified foods with nutrients also may deliver the compounds in a more available form, as well as boost the overall relative effectiveness of these foods in raising nutrients status. Food Biofortification Technologies presents the state of the art in the field of novel methods of fortification and agricultural treatments as a way to improve the quality of obtained food products or compounds enriched with valuable nutrients. The book deals with fortification methods and agricultural treatments, which can improve the quality of food products or other agricultural compounds, providing them with a higher density of valuable nutrients. The utilization of novel products, such as feed additives and fertilizers, can avert nutrients depletion in food products. The book describes new and conventional methods of introducing valuable compounds into food components and presents the application of biosorption, bioaccumulation, and utilization of fertilizers in obtaining designer food. Attention is paid to the use of biomass as the carrier of nutrients such as microelements into the food components. The chapters are dedicated to specific food products and their nutrient components. The first chapter discusses the agronomic biofortification with micronutrients where the fertilization strategies are pointed out as a key to plant/cereals fortification. Other chapters present the fortification of animal foodstuffs such as meat, fish, milk, and eggs as well as the fortification of plant foodstuffs such as vegetables, fruits, and cereals. The book also explores advances in food fortification with vitamins and co-vitamins, essential minerals, essential fatty and amino acids, phytonutrients, and enzymes.

Wheat Improvement Management and Utilization

Wheat Improvement  Management and Utilization Book
Author : Ruth Wanyera,James Owuoche
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2017-05-24
ISBN : 9535131516
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Wheat Improvement, Management, and Utilization book covers some of the most recent research areas that touch on enhancement of wheat productivity. It is obvious that wheat is one of the major staple crops grown globally. This crop has widely been researched on considering that, for instance, it is afflicted by various abiotic and biotic stresses that limit its growth and productivity. Today?s goal of wheat improvement consistently is to develop varieties that are high yielding with good processing and technological qualities, well adapted and tolerant to prevailing biotic and abiotic stresses. Therefore, this is a valuable reference book on wheat improvement, agronomy, and end-use qualities, particularly for those who work in research organizations and higher academic institutions. Moreover, it provides an invaluable resource for readers interested in a quick review of trending topics in wheat.

Advances in Seed Production and Management

Advances in Seed Production and Management Book
Author : Ajay Kumar Tiwari
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-03-30
ISBN : 9811541981
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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High-quality seed is essential for healthy crops and greater agricultural productivity. At the same time, advances in breeding technology require equivalent advances in seed technology. In order to ensure food security, it is crucial to develop seeds that are high yielding, and resistant to drought, heat, cold, and insects. Gathering the latest research in seed sciences, the book includes contributions on seed production in crops such as legumes, sugar, rice, wheat and other cereals. It discusses a range of topics, like the effect of climate change on seed quality, production and storage; seed rouging; seed certification for different crop species; seed biology; and seed pathologies and their effective management. Integrating basic and applied research, this compendium provides valuable insights for researchers and students in agricultural and life sciences; professionals involved in seed certification and those working in quarantine laboratories; as well as plant pathologists.

Molecular Advances in Wheat and Barley

Molecular Advances in Wheat and Barley Book
Author : Manuel Martinez
Publisher : MDPI
Release : 2019-08-20
ISBN : 3039213717
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Allohexaploid bread wheat and diploid barley are two of the most cultivated crops in the world. This book reports novel research and reviews concerning the use of modern technologies to understand the molecular bases for wheat and barley improvement. The contributions published in this book illustrate research advances in wheat and barley knowledge using modern molecular techniques. These molecular approaches cover genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, and phenomic levels, together with new tools for gene identification and the development of novel molecular markers. Overall, the contributions for this book lead to a further understanding of regulatory systems in order to improve wheat and barley performance.

New Horizons in Wheat and Barley Research

New Horizons in Wheat and Barley Research Book
Author : Prem Lal Kashyap,Vikas Gupta,Om Prakash Gupta,R. Sendhil,K. Gopalareddy,Poonam Jasrotia,Gyanendra Pratap Singh
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2021-10-07
ISBN : 9789811644481
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book outlines comprehensive information on the global trends, policies, research priorities and frontier innovations made in the research domain of breeding, biotechnology, biofortification and quality enhancement of wheat and barley. With contributions by international group of leading wheat and barley researchers, this book offers data-based insights along with a holistic view of the subject and serve as a vital resource of information for scientists engaged in breeding future high-yielding biofortified varieties. It catalogs both conventional as well as modern tools for gene identification and genome editing interventions for enhancing the yield, grain quality, disease and pest resistance, nutrient-use efficiency and abiotic stress tolerance. The prospects of processing high quality wheat end-products with long term storage and high nutritional quality are also discussed. This book is of interest to teachers, researchers, molecular breeders, cereal biochemists and biotechnologist, policymakers and professionals working in the area of wheat and barley research, food and cereal industry. Also, the book serves as an additional reading material for the undergraduate and graduate students of agriculture and food sciences. National and international agricultural scientists, policy makers will also find this book to be a useful read. Volume 2 of New Horizons in Wheat and Barley Research covers topics in crop protection and resource management.

Role of Rhizospheric Microbes in Soil

Role of Rhizospheric Microbes in Soil Book
Author : Vijay Singh Meena
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-06-19
ISBN : 9811300445
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In any ecosystem, plant and microbe interaction is inevitable. They not only co-exist but also support each other’s survival and also provide for sustenance in stressful environment. Agro-ecosystems of many regions around the globe are affected by multi-stress. Major limiting factors affecting the agricultural productivity worldwide are environmental stresses. Apart from decreasing yield they introduce devastating impact on plant growth as well. Plants battle with various kind of stresses with the help of symbiotic association with the microbes in the rhizosphere. Naturally existing plant-microbe interaction facilitates survival of plants under these stressful conditions. Rhizosphere consists of many groups of microbes, plant growth-promoting bacteria (PGPB) is one such group of microbes which assist plants in coping with multiple stresses and in plant growth as well. These microbes help in stress physiology of the plants and can be extremely useful in solving agricultural as well food security problems. The proposed book is split into two parts, with an aim to provide comprehensive description and highlight a holistic approach. It elucidates various mechanisms in rhizosphere of nutrient management, stress tolerance and enhanced crop productivity. The book discusses rhizospheric flora and its importance in enhancement of plant growth, nutrient content, yield of various crops and vegetables as well as soil fertility and health. Both volumes of the book addresses fundamentals, applications as well as research trends and new prospects of agricultural sustainability. Volume 2: Nutrient Management and Crop Improvement, contains chapters which cover a broad overview of plant growth promoting activities of microbes. This proposed book also highlights the contribution of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, iron and zinc-solubilizing microbes from rhizospheric soil to develop efficient indigenous microbial consortia to enhance the food and nutritional security. With the given content and layout the proposed book will be an all-inclusive collection of information, which will be useful for students, academicians, researchers working in the field of rhizospheric mechanisms, agricultural microbiology, soil microbiology, biotechnology, agronomy and sustainable agriculture and also for policy makers in the area of food security and sustainable agriculture. It will be of special interest to both academics and professionals working in the fields of microbiology, soil microbiology, biotechnology and agronomy, as well as the plant protection sciences. Timely, this edited and research book provides an essential and comprehensive source of material from basic to advance findings on microbes and their role in agricultural and soil sustainability.

Plant Micronutrients

Plant Micronutrients Book
Author : Tariq Aftab,Khalid Rehman Hakeem
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-08-04
ISBN : 3030498565
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Plants require essential nutrients (macronutrients and micronutrients) for normal functioning. Sufficiency range is the levels of nutrients necessary to meet the plant’s needs for optimal growth. This range depends on individual plant species and the particular nutrient. Nutrient levels outside of a plant’s sufficiency range cause overall crop growth and health to decline, due either to deficiency or toxicity from over-accumulation. Apart from micronutrients (B, Cl, Mn, Fe, Zn, Cu and Mo), Aluminum (Al), cerium (Ce), cobalt (Co), iodine (I), lanthanum (La), sodium (Na), selenium (Se), silicon (Si), titanium (Ti), and vanadium (V) are emerging as novel biostimulants that may enhance crop productivity and nutritional quality. These beneficial elements are not "essential" but when supplied at low dosages, they augment plant growth, development, and yield by stimulating specific molecular, biochemical, and physiological pathways in responses to challenging environments. The book is the first reference volume that approaches plant micronutrient management with the latest biotechnological and omics tools. Expertly curated chapters highlight working solutions as well as open problems and future challenges in plant micronutrient deficiency or toxicity. We believe this book will introduce readers to state-of-the-art developments and research trends in this field.

Phytic Acid and Mineral Biofortification Strategies

Phytic Acid and Mineral Biofortification Strategies Book
Author : Eleonora Cominelli,Francesca Sparvoli,Roberto Pilu
Publisher : MDPI
Release : 2020-12-15
ISBN : 303936202X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Two billion people worldwide, mainly in developing countries, where diets are based on the consumption of staple crops, suffer from mineral deficiencies, particularly for iron and zinc. Mineral biofortification includes different strategies aimed to increase mineral concentration and to improve mineral availability from the diet (mineral bioavailability) in the edible parts of plants, particularly the seeds. Phytic acid is a compound that strongly reduces mineral bioavailability as, being highly negatively charged, it strongly binds cations, acting as a magnet. All the contributions in this book aim to describe new results, review the literature, and comment on some of the economic and sociological aspects concerning mineral biofortification research. A number of contributions are related to the study of mineral transport, seed accumulation, and approaches to increase seed micronutrient concentration. The remaining ones are mainly focused on the study of low phytic acid mutants.

Crop Physiology Case Histories for Major Crops

Crop Physiology Case Histories for Major Crops Book
Author : Victor Sadras,Daniel Calderini
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2020-12-05
ISBN : 0128191953
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Crop Physiology: Case Histories of Major Crops updates the physiology of broad-acre crops with a focus on the genetic, environmental and management drivers of development, capture and efficiency in the use of radiation, water and nutrients, the formation of yield and aspects of quality. These physiological process are presented in a double context of challenges and solutions. The challenges to increase plant-based food, fodder, fiber and energy against the backdrop of population increase, climate change, dietary choices and declining public funding for research and development in agriculture are unprecedented and urgent. The proximal technological solutions to these challenges are genetic improvement and agronomy. Hence, the premise of the book is that crop physiology is most valuable when it engages meaningfully with breeding and agronomy. With contributions from 92 leading scientists from around the world, each chapter deals with a crop: maize, rice, wheat, barley, sorghum and oat; quinoa; soybean, field pea, chickpea, peanut, common bean, lentil, lupin and faba bean; sunflower and canola; potato, cassava, sugar beet and sugarcane; and cotton. A crop-based approach to crop physiology in a G x E x M context Captures the perspectives of global experts on 22 crops

Wild Germplasm for Genetic Improvement in Crop Plants

Wild Germplasm for Genetic Improvement in Crop Plants Book
Author : Muhammad Tehseen Azhar,Shabir Hussain Wani
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2021-03-15
ISBN : 0128221704
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Wild Germplasm for Genetic Improvement in Crop Plants addresses the need for an integrated reference on a wide variety of crop plants, facilitating comparison and contrast, as well as providing relevant relationships for future research and development. The book presents the genetic and natural history value of wild relatives, covers what wild relatives exist, explores the existing knowledge regarding specific relatives and the research surrounding them and identifies knowledge gaps. As understanding the role of crop wild relatives in plant breeding expands the genetic pool for abiotic and biotic stress resistance, this is an ideal reference on this important topic. Provides a single-volume resource to important crops for accessible comparison and research Explores both conventional and molecular approaches to breeding for targeted traits and allows for expanded genetic variability Guides the development of hybrids for germplasm with increased tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses

Advanced Molecular Plant Breeding

Advanced Molecular Plant Breeding Book
Author : D.N. Bharadwaj
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2018-10-29
ISBN : 1351358464
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This new volume provides a better understanding of molecular plant breeding in order to boost the quality of agriculture produce, to increase crop yields and to provide nutritious food for everyone by 2050. Scientists believe the challenge can be met by implementing new and improved techniques of quantitative trait inheritance in plant breeding. Integrating genomics and molecular biology into appropriate tools and methodologies can help to create genetically engineered plants, such as by using biotic and abiotic stress tolerance, molecular markers, ‘-omics’ technology, and genome editing.

Handbook of Cereals Pulses Roots and Tubers

Handbook of Cereals  Pulses  Roots  and Tubers Book
Author : Sneh Punia,Anil Kumar Siroha,Manoj Kumar
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2021-10-13
ISBN : 1000429806
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cereals, pulses, roots, and tubers are major food sources worldwide and make a substantial contribution to the intake of carbohydrates, protein, and fiber, as well as vitamin E and B. The Handbook of Cereals, Pulses, Roots, and Tubers: Functionality, Health Benefits, and Applications provides information about commercial cereals, pulses, and their nutritional profile, as well as health benefits and their food and non-food applications. Split into four sections, this handbook covers all the recent research about the related crops and outlines matters needing further research in the field of agriculture sciences. Both qualitative and quantitative analysis of nutrients and bio-actives, and their beneficial effects on human health, are highlighted in this book. The conclusions drawn and future perspectives proposed in each chapter will also help researchers to take more focused approaches. FEATURES Covers the full spectrum of cereals, pulses, roots, and tubers grain production, processing, and their use for foods, feeds, fuels, and industrial materials, and other uses Contains the latest information from grain science professionals and food technologists alike Provides comprehensive knowledge on the nutritional and non-nutritional aspects of cereals, pulses, and tubers Discusses the latest development in modification of native starch Provides information in enhancing shelf life and its utilization in phytochemical rich product development The result of various well-versed researchers across the globe sharing their knowledge and experience, this handbook will be a valuable resource for students, researchers, and industrial practioners who wish to enhance their knowledge and insights on cereals, pulses, roots, and tubers.

Genomics of Plant Genetic Resources

Genomics of Plant Genetic Resources Book
Author : Roberto Tuberosa,Andreas Graner,Emile Frison
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-12-23
ISBN : 940077575X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Our lives and well being intimately depend on the exploitation of the plant genetic resources available to our breeding programs. Therefore, more extensive exploration and effective exploitation of plant genetic resources are essential prerequisites for the release of improved cultivars. Accordingly, the remarkable progress in genomics approaches and more recently in sequencing and bioinformatics offers unprecedented opportunities for mining germplasm collections, mapping and cloning loci of interest, identifying novel alleles and deploying them for breeding purposes. This book collects 48 highly interdisciplinary articles describing how genomics improves our capacity to characterize and harness natural and artificially induced variation in order to boost crop productivity and provide consumers with high-quality food. This book will be an invaluable reference for all those interested in managing, mining and harnessing the genetic richness of plant genetic resources.

Resources Use Efficiency in Agriculture

Resources Use Efficiency in Agriculture Book
Author : Sandeep Kumar
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-12-02
ISBN : 9811569533
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Resources Use Efficiency in Agriculture book written by Sandeep Kumar, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Recent Advances in Trace Elements

Recent Advances in Trace Elements Book
Author : Katarzyna Chojnacka,Agnieszka Saeid
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2018-04-30
ISBN : 1119133777
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Comprehensive and multidisciplinary presentation of the current trends in trace elements for human, animals, plants, and the environment This reference provides the latest research into the presence, characterization, and applications of trace elements and their role in humans, animals, and plants as well as their use in developing novel, functional feeds, foods, and fertilizers. It takes an interdisciplinary approach to the subject, describing the biological and industrial applications of trace elements. It covers various topics, such as the occurrence, role, and monitoring of trace elements and their characterization, as well as applications from the preliminary research to laboratory trials. Recent Advances in Trace Elements focuses on the introduction and prospects of trace elements; tackles environmental aspects such as sources of emission, methods of monitoring, and treatment/remediation processes; goes over the biological role of trace elements in plants, animals, and human organisms; and discusses the relevance of biomedical applications and commercialization. A compendium of recent knowledge in interdisciplinary trace element research Uniquely covers production and characterization of trace elements, as well as the industrial and biomedical aspects of their use Paves the way for the development of innovative products in diverse fields, including pharmaceuticals, food, environment, and materials science Edited by well-known experts in the field of trace elements with contributions from international specialists from a wide range of areas Unique in presenting comprehensive and multidisciplinary information of the key aspects of trace elements research in a digestible form, this book is essential reading for the novice and expert in the fields of environmental science, analytical chemistry, biochemistry, materials science, pharmaceutical science, nutraceutical, and pharmaceutical sciences. It is also valuable for companies that implement new products incorporating trace elements to the market.

From soil to seed micronutrient movement into and within the plant

From soil to seed  micronutrient movement into and within the plant Book
Author : Raul Antonio Sperotto,Felipe Klein Ricachenevsky,Lorraine Elizabeth Williams,Marta Wilton Vasconcelos,Paloma Koprovski Menguer
Publisher : Frontiers E-books
Release : 2014-11-19
ISBN : 2889193519
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In all living organisms, essential micronutrients are cofactors of many ubiquitous proteins that participate in crucial metabolic pathways, but can also be toxic when present in excessive concentrations. In order to achieve correct homeostasis, plants need to control uptake of metals from the environment, their distribution to organs and tissues, and their subcellular compartmentalization. They also have to avoid deleterious accumulation of metals and metalloids such as Cd, As and Al. These multiple steps are controlled by their transport across various membrane structures and their storage in different organelles. Thus, integration of these transport systems required for micronutrient trafficking within the plant is necessary for physiological processes to work efficiently. To cope with the variable availability of micronutrients, plants have evolved an intricate collection of physiological and developmental processes, which are under tight control of short- and long-range signaling pathways. Understanding how plants perceive and deal with different micronutrient concentrations, from regulation to active transport, is important to completing the puzzle of plant metal homeostasis. This is an essential area of research, with several implications for plant biology, agriculture and human nutrition. There is a rising interest in developing plants that efficiently mobilize specific metals and prosper in soils with limited micronutrient availability, as well as those that can selectively accumulate beneficial micronutrients in the edible parts while avoiding contaminants such as Cd and As. However, there is still an important gap in our understanding of how nutrients reach the seeds and the relative contribution of each step in the long pathway from the rhizosphere to the seed. Possible rate-limiting steps for micronutrient accumulation in grains should be the primary targets of biotechnological interventions aiming at biofortification. Over the last 10 years, many micronutrient uptake- and transport-related processes have been identified at the molecular and physiological level. The systematic search for mutants and transcriptional responses has allowed analysis of micronutrient-signaling pathways at the cellular level, whereas physiological approaches have been particularly useful in describing micronutrient-signaling processes at the organ and whole-plant level. Large-scale elemental profiling using high-throughput analytical methodologies and their integration with both bioinformatics and genetic tools, along with metal speciation, have been used to decipher the functions of genes that control micronutrients homeostasis. In this research topic, we will follow the pathway of metal movement from the soil to the seed and describe the suggested roles of identified gene products in an effort to understand how plants acquire micronutrients from the soil, how they partition among different tissues and subcellular organelles, and how they regulate their deficiency and overload responses. We also highlight the current work on heavy metals and metalloids uptake and accumulation, the studies on metal selectivity in transporters and the cross-talk between micro and macronutrients. Thus, we believe a continued dialogue and sharing of ideas amongst plant scientists is critical to a better understanding of metal movement into and within the plant.