The realm of plant proteins with focus on their application in developing new bakery products
Adv Food Nutr Res. 2022;99:101-136. doi: 10.1016/bs.afnr.2021.11.001. Epub 2021 Dec 9.ABSTRACTPlant proteins are spreading due to growing environmental, health and ethical concerns related to animal proteins. Proteins deriving from cereals, oilseeds, and pulses are witnessing a sharp growth showing a wide spectrum of applications from meat and fish analogues to infant formulations. Bakery products are one of the biggest markets of alternative protein applications for functional and nutritional motives. Fortifying bakery products with proteins can secure a better amino-acids profile and a higher protein intake. Conventional...
Source: Advances in Food and Nutrition Research - May 20, 2022 Category: Nutrition Authors: Fatma Boukid Source Type: research

The realm of plant proteins with focus on their application in developing new bakery products
Adv Food Nutr Res. 2022;99:101-136. doi: 10.1016/bs.afnr.2021.11.001. Epub 2021 Dec 9.ABSTRACTPlant proteins are spreading due to growing environmental, health and ethical concerns related to animal proteins. Proteins deriving from cereals, oilseeds, and pulses are witnessing a sharp growth showing a wide spectrum of applications from meat and fish analogues to infant formulations. Bakery products are one of the biggest markets of alternative protein applications for functional and nutritional motives. Fortifying bakery products with proteins can secure a better amino-acids profile and a higher protein intake. Conventional...
Source: Advances in Food and Nutrition Research - May 20, 2022 Category: Nutrition Authors: Fatma Boukid Source Type: research

The realm of plant proteins with focus on their application in developing new bakery products
Adv Food Nutr Res. 2022;99:101-136. doi: 10.1016/bs.afnr.2021.11.001. Epub 2021 Dec 9.ABSTRACTPlant proteins are spreading due to growing environmental, health and ethical concerns related to animal proteins. Proteins deriving from cereals, oilseeds, and pulses are witnessing a sharp growth showing a wide spectrum of applications from meat and fish analogues to infant formulations. Bakery products are one of the biggest markets of alternative protein applications for functional and nutritional motives. Fortifying bakery products with proteins can secure a better amino-acids profile and a higher protein intake. Conventional...
Source: Advances in Food and Nutrition Research - May 20, 2022 Category: Nutrition Authors: Fatma Boukid Source Type: research

Chickpea Biofortification for Cytokinin Dehydrogenase via Genome Editing to Enhance Abiotic-Biotic Stress Tolerance and Food Security
Globally more than two billion people suffer from micronutrient malnutrition (also known as “hidden hunger”). Further, the pregnant women and children in developing nations are mainly affected by micronutrient deficiencies. One of the most important factors is food insecurity which can be mitigated by improving the nutritional values through biofortification using selective breeding and genetic enhancement techniques. Chickpea is the second most important legume with numerous economic and nutraceutical properties. Therefore, chickpea production needs to be increased from the current level. However, various kind of biot...
Source: Frontiers in Genetics - May 20, 2022 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research

Biochanin-A: Versatile Therapeutic Perspectives from Nature
CONCLUSION: Therefore, biochanin-A could be used as a therapeutic drug for various pathological conditions and treatments in humans.PMID:35579127 | DOI:10.2174/2589977514666220509201804 (Source: Cell Research)
Source: Cell Research - May 17, 2022 Category: Cytology Authors: Vadivelan Ramachandran Inbakumar V Kirankumar Hr Ruchi Tiwari Gaurav Tiwari Source Type: research

Identification and characterization of chickpea genotypes for early flowering and higher seed germination through molecular markers
CONCLUSION: Based on genetic diversity analysis, 15 chickpea germplasm having been screened for early flowering and higher seed germination and found that the P 1857-1 and P 3971 have early flowering and higher seed germination percentage in comparison to P 1883 and other germplasm. These agronomic traits are essential for crop improvement and imply the potential of ISSR markers in crop improvement.PMID:35526245 | DOI:10.1007/s11033-022-07410-4 (Source: Molecular Biology Reports)
Source: Molecular Biology Reports - May 8, 2022 Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Garima Yadav Deepanshu Jayaswal Kuldip Jayaswall Abhishek Bhandawat ArvindNath Singh Jyotsana Tilgam Abhishek Kumar Rai Rachna Chaturvedi Ashutosh Kumar Sanjay Kumar S P Jeevan Kumar Source Type: research

Identification and characterization of chickpea genotypes for early flowering and higher seed germination through molecular markers
CONCLUSION: Based on genetic diversity analysis, 15 chickpea germplasm having been screened for early flowering and higher seed germination and found that the P 1857-1 and P 3971 have early flowering and higher seed germination percentage in comparison to P 1883 and other germplasm. These agronomic traits are essential for crop improvement and imply the potential of ISSR markers in crop improvement.PMID:35526245 | DOI:10.1007/s11033-022-07410-4 (Source: Molecular Biology Reports)
Source: Molecular Biology Reports - May 8, 2022 Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Garima Yadav Deepanshu Jayaswal Kuldip Jayaswall Abhishek Bhandawat ArvindNath Singh Jyotsana Tilgam Abhishek Kumar Rai Rachna Chaturvedi Ashutosh Kumar Sanjay Kumar S P Jeevan Kumar Source Type: research

Somatic embryogenesis and β-glucuronidase transformation in chickpea (Cicer arietinum cv. Bivanich)
CONCLUSION: The best environment for regeneration embryos was MS medium with 2.5 mg/l of 2,4-D concentration gradient to zero. In this study, the PCR reaction showed the presence of the β-glucuronidase (gus) marker gene in regenerated cotyledons for 20 min in all three strains studied.PMID:35501539 | DOI:10.1007/s11033-022-07450-w (Source: Molecular Biology Reports)
Source: Molecular Biology Reports - May 2, 2022 Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Mohammad Reza Amani Alireza Zebarjadi Danial Kahrizi Sezai Ercisli Source Type: research

Somatic embryogenesis and β-glucuronidase transformation in chickpea (Cicer arietinum cv. Bivanich)
CONCLUSION: The best environment for regeneration embryos was MS medium with 2.5 mg/l of 2,4-D concentration gradient to zero. In this study, the PCR reaction showed the presence of the β-glucuronidase (gus) marker gene in regenerated cotyledons for 20 min in all three strains studied.PMID:35501539 | DOI:10.1007/s11033-022-07450-w (Source: Molecular Biology Reports)
Source: Molecular Biology Reports - May 2, 2022 Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Mohammad Reza Amani Alireza Zebarjadi Danial Kahrizi Sezai Ercisli Source Type: research

Sensors, Vol. 22, Pages 3300: FOODCAM: A Novel Structured Light-Stereo Imaging System for Food Portion Size Estimation
nov Imaging-based methods of food portion size estimation (FPSE) promise higher accuracies compared to traditional methods. Many FPSE methods require dimensional cues (fiducial markers, finger-references, object-references) in the scene of interest and/or manual human input (wireframes, virtual models). This paper proposes a novel passive, standalone, multispectral, motion-activated, structured light-supplemented, stereo camera for food intake monitoring (FOODCAM) and an associated methodology for FPSE that does not need a dimensional reference given a fixed setup. The proposed device integrated a switchable band (visi...
Source: Sensors - April 26, 2022 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Viprav B. Raju Edward Sazonov Tags: Article Source Type: research

Proximate composition, fungal isolation and contamination of aflatoxin B < sub > 1 < /sub > in chickpea seeds from the Punjab, Pakistan
In this study, fifty chickpea seed samples were collected from the local markets of the Punjab, Pakistan, to evaluate their nutritional quality, fungal and AFB1 contamination. Proximate analysis suggested that chickpea seeds contained 5.5-6.93% moisture, 62.24-63.24% carbohydrates, 22.75-23.44% protein, 4.99-5.4% fat, 5.62-5.84% fiber and 2.92-3.16% ash. Morphological identification techniques revealed fourteen fungal species belonging to six fungal genera from which Aspergillus flavus was the leading contaminant. AFB1 analysis revealed that sixty-two percent samples were contaminated with AFB1. All the AFB1 positive sampl...
Source: Natural Product Research - April 16, 2022 Category: Biochemistry Authors: Ayesha Tania Abida Akram Nafeesa Qudsia Hanif Maryam Ajmal Wajiha Seerat Aneela Nijabat Asma Mehak Source Type: research

Proximate composition, fungal isolation and contamination of aflatoxin B < sub > 1 < /sub > in chickpea seeds from the Punjab, Pakistan
In this study, fifty chickpea seed samples were collected from the local markets of the Punjab, Pakistan, to evaluate their nutritional quality, fungal and AFB1 contamination. Proximate analysis suggested that chickpea seeds contained 5.5-6.93% moisture, 62.24-63.24% carbohydrates, 22.75-23.44% protein, 4.99-5.4% fat, 5.62-5.84% fiber and 2.92-3.16% ash. Morphological identification techniques revealed fourteen fungal species belonging to six fungal genera from which Aspergillus flavus was the leading contaminant. AFB1 analysis revealed that sixty-two percent samples were contaminated with AFB1. All the AFB1 positive sampl...
Source: Natural Product Research - April 16, 2022 Category: Biochemistry Authors: Ayesha Tania Abida Akram Nafeesa Qudsia Hanif Maryam Ajmal Wajiha Seerat Aneela Nijabat Asma Mehak Source Type: research

CRISPR-Cas9 based stress tolerance: New hope for abiotic stress tolerance in chickpea (Cicer arietinum)
Mol Biol Rep. 2022 Apr 16. doi: 10.1007/s11033-022-07391-4. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTPlants are subjected to biotic and abiotic stresses regularly, which irreparably harm agricultural production. Eco-friendly and sustainable technology to deal with this challenge is to breed abiotic stress tolerant cultivars. To generate crop plants conferring resistance against stresses, conventional breeding was used in the past, but because of the complex heredity of abiotic stress tolerance traits, such techniques remain insufficient in making greater enhancement. Genome-engineering based on CRISPR-Cas9 (clustered regularly inters...
Source: Molecular Biology Reports - April 16, 2022 Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Muhammad Khuram Razzaq Muhammad Akhter Ramala Masood Ahmad Kaiser Latif Cheema Aiman Hina Benjamin Karikari Ghulam Raza Guangnan Xing Junyi Gai Mohsin Khurshid Source Type: research

Proximate composition, fungal isolation and contamination of aflatoxin B < sub > 1 < /sub > in chickpea seeds from the Punjab, Pakistan
In this study, fifty chickpea seed samples were collected from the local markets of the Punjab, Pakistan, to evaluate their nutritional quality, fungal and AFB1 contamination. Proximate analysis suggested that chickpea seeds contained 5.5-6.93% moisture, 62.24-63.24% carbohydrates, 22.75-23.44% protein, 4.99-5.4% fat, 5.62-5.84% fiber and 2.92-3.16% ash. Morphological identification techniques revealed fourteen fungal species belonging to six fungal genera from which Aspergillus flavus was the leading contaminant. AFB1 analysis revealed that sixty-two percent samples were contaminated with AFB1. All the AFB1 positive sampl...
Source: Natural Product Research - April 16, 2022 Category: Biochemistry Authors: Ayesha Tania Abida Akram Nafeesa Qudsia Hanif Maryam Ajmal Wajiha Seerat Aneela Nijabat Asma Mehak Source Type: research

CRISPR-Cas9 based stress tolerance: New hope for abiotic stress tolerance in chickpea (Cicer arietinum)
Mol Biol Rep. 2022 Apr 16. doi: 10.1007/s11033-022-07391-4. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTPlants are subjected to biotic and abiotic stresses regularly, which irreparably harm agricultural production. Eco-friendly and sustainable technology to deal with this challenge is to breed abiotic stress tolerant cultivars. To generate crop plants conferring resistance against stresses, conventional breeding was used in the past, but because of the complex heredity of abiotic stress tolerance traits, such techniques remain insufficient in making greater enhancement. Genome-engineering based on CRISPR-Cas9 (clustered regularly inters...
Source: Molecular Biology Reports - April 16, 2022 Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Muhammad Khuram Razzaq Muhammad Akhter Ramala Masood Ahmad Kaiser Latif Cheema Aiman Hina Benjamin Karikari Ghulam Raza Guangnan Xing Junyi Gai Mohsin Khurshid Source Type: research