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date: 17 September 2019

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This article focuses on the technological challenges in developing biotechnology and nutritionally enhanced crops. It discusses how the lack of basic knowledge about plant metabolism has hindered research on improving the nutritional quality of plants. It describes new technologies that seek to counter some of the complex problems in the metabolic engineering of pathways, overcome the limitation of single gene transfers, and facilitate the concomitant transfer of multiple components of metabolic pathways. Sample applications of these technologies are also discussed.

Keywords: biotechnology, crops, nutrition, agricultural, metabolic engineering, plant metabolism

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