Research

Recent publications

An evidence-based systematic review of amaranth (Amaranthus spp.) by the natural standard research collaboration. Ulbricht, C.; Abrams, T.; Conquer, J.; Costa, D.; Serrano, J. M. G.; Taylor, S.; Varghese, M. Source: Journal of Dietary Supplements    Volume: 6    Issue: 4    Pages: 390-417    Published: 2009 

SNP Discovery via Genomic Reduction, Barcoding, and 454-Pyrosequencing in Amaranth Peter J. Maughan*, Scott M. Yourstone, Eric N. Jellen and Joshua A. Udall Plant Genome 2009 vol. 2 no. 3 260-270

Moosavi, A.; Afshari, R. T.; Sharif-Zadeh, F.; Aynehband, A. Effect of seed priming on germination characteristics, polyphenoloxidase, and peroxidase activities of four amaranth cultivars.  Journal of Food, Agriculture & Environment Volume: 7 Issue: 3/4    Pages: 353-358 Published: 2009  

Ali, M. B.; Khandaker, L.; Oba, S.   2009   Comparative study on functional components, antioxidant activity and color parameters of selected colored leafy vegetables as affected by photoperiods. Journal of Food, Agriculture & Environment    Volume: 7    Issue: 3/4    Pages: 392-398    

O.O. AdeOluwaa1 c1, G.O. Adeoyea1 and S.A. Yusuffa1  2009 Effects of organic nitrogen fortifiers on some growth parameters of green amaranths (Amaranthus caudatus L.)  Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems (2009), 24:245-250 

Pospisil, A.; Pospisil, M.; Macesic, D.; Svecnjak, Z.  Yield and Quality of Forage Sorghum and Different Amaranth Species (Amaranthus spp.) Biomass.  Agriculturae Conspectus Scientifi cus | Vol. 74  (2009) No. 2 (85-89) 

Elizabeth Olivares and Eder Peña.  2009  BIOCONCENTRACIÓN DE ELEMENTOS MINERALES EN Amaranthus dubius (bledo, pira), CRECIENDO SILVESTRE EN CULTIVOS DEL ESTADO MIRANDA, VENEZUELA, Y UTILIZADO EN ALIMENTACIÓN  Interciencia    Volume: 34    Issue:9    Pages: 604-611    

Moosavi, A.; Afshari, R. T.; Sharif-Zadeh, F.; Aynehband, A.    2009   Seed priming to increase salt and drought stress tolerance during germination in cultivated species of Amaranth.  Seed Science and Technology    Volume: 37 Issue: 3    Pages: 781-785  

Strategy to maintain the viability potential and study on duration of dormancy in Amaranthus cv. CO5 seeds.  Menaka, C.; Balamurugan, P. Source: Indian Agriculturist    Volume: 52 Issue: 1/2    Pages: 37-41    Published: 2008   

Effect of different types of enriched composts on soil fertility.  Thenmozhi, S.; Paulraj, C. Source: Asian Journal of Soil Science    Volume: 4    Issue: 1    Pages: 27-31    Published: 2009   

Effect of wind speed on transpiration and biomass accumulation of potted amaranth. Li Xia; Xue XuZhang; Wang GuoDong; Xie YingGe; Li Shao; Chen Fei    Source: Zhongguo Shengtai Nongye Xuebao / Chinese Journal of Eco-Agriculture Volume: 17    Issue: 6    Pages: 1143-1148    Published: 2009   

Growth and yield performance of Amaranthus cruentus influenced by planting density and poultry manure application. Law-Ogbomo, K. E., Ajayi, S. O. Notulae Botanicae, Horti Agrobotanici, Cluj-Napoca   Volume: 37   Issue: 2
Pages: 195-199   Published: 2009 
  
Soil health management through integrated nitrogen management in grain amaranth (Amaranthus hypochondriacus L.). 
Author(s): Desai, L. J., Patel, M. M., Patel, M. M., et al. Source: Haryana Journal of Agronomy   Volume: 24   Issue: 1/2   Pages: 39-41 Published: 2008 
 
Title: Organic nutrient scheduling for Amaranthus (Amaranthus sps.). Author(s): Geethakumari, V. L., Annamma George, Thomas, U. C. Source: Green Farming   Volume: 2   Issue: 9   Pages: 603-605   Published: 2009 
 
Title: Flavonoids and other phenolic compounds in Andean indigenous grains: quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa), kaniwa (Chenopodium pallidicaule) and kiwicha (Amaranthus caudatus). Author(s): Repo-Carrasco-Valencia, R., Hellstrom, J. K., Pihlava, J. M., et al. Source: Food Chemistry   Volume: 120   Issue: 1   Pages: 128-133 Published: 2010 
  
Title: Effect of nitrogen management on growth and yield of grain amaranthus (Amaranthus hypochondriacus L.) grown on loamy sand soil. Author(s): Parmar, J. K., Patel, J. J. Source: Asian Journal of Soil Science   Volume: 4   Issue: 1   Pages: 106-109   Published: 2009 
 
Title: Heterosis for yield and yield components in grain amaranth Amaranthus spp.). Author(s): Prajapati, S. B., Ravindjiababu, Y., Prajapati, D. B. Source: International Journal of Agricultural Sciences   Volume: 5   Issue:
2   Pages: 414-416   Published: 2009 

Title: Influence of integrated nitrogen management on yield and yield attributes of grain amaranth (Amaranthus hypochondriacus L.).  Author(s): Desai, L. J., Patel, M. M., Patel, M. M. Source: Journal of Soils and Crops   Volume: 19   Issue: 2   Pages: 219-224 Published: 2009 
 
Amaranthus Tricolor Has the Potential for Phytoremediation of Cadmium-Contaminated Soils Toshihiro Watanabe, Yasutoshi Murata, and Mitsuru Osaki  Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 40: 3158-3169, 2009

Diallel analysis in grain amaranth (Amaranthus spp.).  Prajapati, S. B.; Ravindrababu, Y.; Prajapati, D. B. Source: International Journal of Agricultural Sciences    Volume: 5    Issue: 2    Pages: 337-339
Published: 2009   

Effect of organic and inorganic nitrogen and biofertilizer on nutrient content and uptake by amaranthus (Amaranthus hypochondriacus L.). Parmar, J. K.; Patel, J. J.   Source: Asian Journal of Soil Science
Volume: 4    Issue: 1    Pages: 135-138    Published: 2009  

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