Plant prebiotics and human health: Biotechnology to breed prebiotic-rich nutritious food crops

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Sangam Dwivedi ; Kanwar Sahrawat ; Naveen Puppala ; Rodomiro Ortiz (2014)
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Journal: Electronic Journal of Biotechnology, volume 17, issue 5, pages 238-245 (issn: 0717-3458)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.ejbt.2014.07.004
  • Subject: Biotechnology | Transgene | Plant Biotechnology | Germplasm | Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology | Genetics and Breeding | Non-digestible fibers | Gut microbiota | Human health | QH301-705.5 | Biology (General) | TP248.13-248.65
    mesheuropmc: food and beverages | fungi

Microbiota in the gut play essential roles in human health. Prebiotics are non-digestible complex carbohydrates 19 that are fermented in the colon, yielding energy and short chain fatty acids, and selectively promote the growth of 20 Bifidobacteria and Lactobacillae in ... View more