Tef: a tiny grain with enormous potential
Journal: 2021/December - Trends in Plant Science
Tef is a highly nutritious gluten-free Ethiopian cereal with food-feed potential. However, its productivity is affected by lodging, weed infestation, terminal drought, small seed size, and shattering. Following the recent availability of tef genome sequences, we highlight the need to harness the benefits that this underutilised crop offers to improve food security.
Keywords: Tef; cereal; gluten-free; livestock; nutrition; orphan crop.
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