The Journal of Applied Botany and Food Quality is the Open Access journal of the German Society for Quality Research on Plant Foods and the Section Applied Botany of the German Botanical Society. It provides a platform for scientists to disseminate recent results of applied plant research in plant physiology and plant ecology, plant biotechnology, plant breeding and cultivation, phytomedicine, plant nutrition, plant stress and resistance, plant microbiology, plant analysis (including -omics techniques), and plant food chemistry. The articles have a clear focus on botanical and plant quality aspects and contain new and innovative information based on state-of-the-art methodologies.

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Zinc deficiency is not only detrimental to the human health but also to plant growth. Two recent studies report how zinc supplementation can improve the productivity of Paddy rice and its grain composition and how the application of zinc as nano-complex can enhance the composition of sweet basil, respectively. Read the full studies here:

Zinc nutrition application augments morpho-physiological attributes, productivity and grain zinc bioavailability of Paddy Rice
Qamar uz Zaman et al.

Biological and pharmacological activities of essential oils of Ocimum basilicum L. grown with Zn-salicylic acid nano-complex
Vahid Tavallali, Hossein Gholami, Omid Espargham

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