Botany, Production and Uses

October 2013
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    21st October 2013
  • ISBN 9781780642260
  • Language English
  • Pages 264 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.5"

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.


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

Atul Bhargava

Atul Bhargava teaches at the Lucknow Campus of Amity University, Uttar Pradesh.

Shilpi Srivastava

Shilpi Srivastava teaches at the Lucknow Campus, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh.