Saturday, September 28, 2013

Quinoa: Botany, Production and Uses

Main Description
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, this book 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.

By A Bhargava, Amity University Uttar Pradesh [Lucknow Campus], India, S Srivastava, Amity University Uttar Pradesh [Lucknow Campus], India
September 2013 / Hardback / 264 Pages / 9781780642260

Main Contents
PART I – Introduction and History
    1. Introduction
    2. Historical Perspectives and Domestication
    3. Distribution
PART II – Phylogeny and Systematics
    4. Taxonomy
    5. Cytology and Genome Size
PART III – Botany and Agrotechnology
    6. Botany
    7. Crop Production and Management
    8. Stress Tolerance
    9. Diseases and Pests
    10. Breeding
    11. Molecular Studies
PART IV – 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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