micronutrient


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micronutrient

[¦mī·krō′nü·trē·ənt]
(biochemistry)
An element required by animals or plants in small amounts.
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[24.] Bouis HE, Hotz C, McClafferty C, Meenakshi JV and WH Pfeiffer Biofortification: A New Tool to Reduce Micronutrient Malnutrition.
Soil can suffer deficiency of some macronutrients or micronutrient in case of repetition of same crop in a field.
The purpose of this procedure is to compare the total dry matter in the treatment with application of micronutrient compared to treatment where the micronutrient was not applied.
Copper is another example where the use of a micronutrient can have long-lasting impact on the vine's ability to resist fungal pathogens.
Sex and age of the child and parent, among other socio-demographic and socio-economic variables, were investigated as potential variables influencing micronutrient supplement use in children with CD.
Biofortification provides a sustainable and long term strategy for delivering micronutrients.
Supplementation (iron and folic acid tablets during pregnancy), industrial fortification (salt iodization), point-of-use fortification (micronutrient powders), biofortification (high-iron rice) and homestead gardening (raising chicken, growing vegetables) are some of them.
In total, 80 participants were allocated to receive either micronutrients (EMPowerplus) or placebo and were to titrate their dose up over a week to 15 capsules per day, in three doses of 5 capsules, taken with food and water.
These early exchanges of expertise about hidden hunger laid the foundations for what she calls the micronutrient turn, or the framing of food insecurity as an issue of micronutrient deficiencies, during the 1990s.
(23) has shown that multiple micronutrient supplementation from 13 weeks of gestation until delivery does not lead to greater newborn birth size when compared to iron-only supplementation.