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Quality protein maize: digestibility and utilization by recovering malnourished infants

By: Graham, G.G.
Contributor(s): Lancho, E [coaut.] | Lembcke, J [coaut.] | Morales, E [coaut.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticlePublisher: 1989ISSN: 0031-4005.Subject(s): Cereals | Crops | Diet and diet related diseases | Economic plants | Feed crops | Feed grasses | Feeding | Glumiflorae | Grain crops | Gramineae | Grasses | Human feeding | Industrial crops | Monocotyledons | Nutritive value | Oil crops | Organic compounds | Organic nitrogen compounds | Plant nutrition | Plant products | Plants | Products | Protein products | Proximate composition | Starch crops | Sugar cropsDDC classification: 89-112030 In: Pediatrics v. 83, no. 3, p. 416-42189-112030Summary: The opaque-2 gene was shown years ago to increase the nitrogen, lysine, and tryptophan contents of maize and to markedly increase its nutritional value for small children. Concerns about decreased yield, resistance, and acceptability discouraged further development of the gene. Quality protein maize, while retaining the opaque-2 characteristics, has overcome those constraints. Six recovering malnourished infants received diets in which all of the 6.4% protein energy was supplied by casein, quality protein maize, or common maize. The quality protein maize supplied 60% and common maize 75% of total energy. Vegetable oil was added to increase fat contents to
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Lic. Jose Juan Caballero Flores

 

AGRIS Collection 89-112030 (Browse shelf) 1 Available 89-112030
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The opaque-2 gene was shown years ago to increase the nitrogen, lysine, and tryptophan contents of maize and to markedly increase its nutritional value for small children. Concerns about decreased yield, resistance, and acceptability discouraged further development of the gene. Quality protein maize, while retaining the opaque-2 characteristics, has overcome those constraints. Six recovering malnourished infants received diets in which all of the 6.4% protein energy was supplied by casein, quality protein maize, or common maize. The quality protein maize supplied 60% and common maize 75% of total energy. Vegetable oil was added to increase fat contents to

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