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Botany, Production and Uses

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 £96.99 / €123.50 / $182.50
With 10% online discount: £87.29 / €111.15 / $164.25
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Main Description

* Quinoa is an invaluable crop, highlighted by the FAO as one of the world’s main crops for future food security
* Timely publication – The year 2013 has been declared "The International Year of the Quinoa" (IYQ), recognizing the Andean indigenous peoples, who have maintained, controlled, protected and preserved quinoa as food for present and future generations thanks to their traditional knowledge and practices of living well in harmony with mother earth and nature.
* Covers the history, phylogeny and systematics, botany and agrotechnology


The first comprehensive review of one of the world’s most important crops for future food security.

  • 1: Preface
  • PART I: Introduction and History
  • 2: Introduction
  • 3: Historical Perspectives and Domestication
  • 4: Distribution
  • PART II: Phylogeny and Systematics
  • 5: Taxonomy
  • 6: Cytology and Genome Size
  • PART III: Botany and Agrotechnology
  • 7: Botany
  • 8: Crop Production and Management
  • 9: Stress Tolerance
  • 10: Diseases and Pests
  • 11: Breeding
  • 12: Molecular Studies
  • PART IV: Qualitative Aspects, Economics and Marketing
  • 13: Chemistry
  • 14: Saponins
  • 15: Transparency from Production to Consumption: New Challenges for the Quinoa Market Chain

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