Zinc deficiency as a practical problem in plant and human nutrition in Turkey: A NATO-science for stability project

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Cakmak I., Kalayci M., Ekiz H., Braun H., Kilinc Y., Yilmaz A.

FIELD CROPS RESEARCH, vol.60, pp.175-188, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 60
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0378-4290(98)00139-7
  • Title of Journal : FIELD CROPS RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.175-188


Zinc (Zn) deficiency is a critical nutritional problem for plants and humans in Turkey. About 14 Mha of cropped land in Turkey are known to be Zn deficient, particularly cereal growing areas of Anatolia, In 1993, a joint research project was started in Turkey with the financial support of the NATO-Science for Stability Programme to select and characterize cereal genotypes with high yield and/or high Zn accumulation in grain under deficient supply of Zn.