Tef: A tiny grain with enormous potential

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)220-223
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Plant Science
Issue number3
Early online date09 Feb 2022
Publication statusPublished - 01 Mar 2022


  • Tef
  • cereal
  • gluten-free
  • livestock
  • nutrition
  • orphan crop
  • Eragrostis/genetics
  • Droughts
  • Edible Grain/genetics


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