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Quinoa: botany, production and uses.

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This book provides a comprehensive account of the botany, production and uses of quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa). The book is divided into four sections spread over 14 chapters. Part I (chapters 1-3) introduces the readers to the crop, its history and distribution. Part II (chapters 4-5) discusses the taxonomic position based on morphological, cytological and molecular data. Part III (chapters 6-11) i...

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Chapter 5 (Page no: 61)

Cytology and genome size.

This chapter summarizes cytological studies in quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa), including those covering chromosome structural/physical organization, chromosome number, cytological techniques, and nuclear DNA content.

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Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction. Author(s): Bhargava, A. Srivastava, S.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 16) Historical perspectives and domestication. Author(s): Bazile, D. Fuentes, F. Mujica, Á.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 36) Distribution. Author(s): Bhargava, A. Srivastava, S.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 48) Taxonomy. Author(s): Bhargava, A. Srivastava, S.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 77) Botany. Author(s): Bhargava, A. Srivastava, S.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 90) Crop production and management. Author(s): Bhargava, A. Srivastava, S.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 103) Stress tolerance. Author(s): Bhargava, A. Srivastava, S.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 128) Diseases and pests. Author(s): Bhargava, A. Srivastava, S.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 147) Breeding. Author(s): Bhargava, A. Srivastava, S.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 168) Molecular studies. Author(s): Fuentes, F. Zurita-Silva, A.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 185) Chemistry. Author(s): Bhargava, A. Srivastava, S.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 214) Saponins. Author(s): Bhargava, A. Srivastava, S.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 234) Transparency from production to consumption: new challenges for the quinoa market chain. Author(s): Martínez, E. A. Olguín, P.

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