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Quinoa: Botany, Production and Uses

By: Atul Bhargava (Author), Shilpi Srisastava (Author)

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Sep 2013 | #218192 | ISBN-13: 9781780642260
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About this book

Quinoa is an invaluable crop, highlighted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) as one of the world's main crops for future food security. The first comprehensive review of quinoa, Quinoa: Botany, Production and Uses includes four sections covering the history of the crop, phylogeny and systematics, botany and agrotechnology, and the qualitative aspects, economics and marketing of quinoa, making it a vital resource for students and researchers of crop science.


Contents

Section 1 - Introduction and History
1. Introduction
2. Historical Perspectives and Domestication
3. Distribution

Section 2- Phylogeny and Systematics
4. Taxonomy
5. Cytology and Genome Size

Section 3- Botany and Agrotechnology
6. Botany
7. Crop Production and Management
8. Stress Tolerance
9. Diseases and Pests
10. Breeding
11. Molecular Studies

Section 4- Qualitative Aspects, Economics and Marketing
12. Chemistry
13. Saponins
14. Transparency from Production to Consumption: New Challenges for the Quinoa Market Chain


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Biography

Atul Bhargava is senior lecturer at Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, India. Shilpi Srivastava is lecturer at Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, India.

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