Recent publications

Rita Andini, Shigeki Yoshida and Ryo Ohsawa, 'Variation in Protein Content and Amino Acids in the Leaves of Grain, Vegetable and Weedy Types of Amaranths', Agronomy 2013, 3, 391-403

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   

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   

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

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

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

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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Field evaluation of grain amaranth in Chile. In Progress in new crops, ed. J. Janick, 223-226. Alexandria, VA: ASHS Press. Blazich, Frank A., Stuart L. Warren, David L. Nash, and William M. Reece. 2005.

Seed germination of seabeach amaranth (Amaranthus pumilus) as influenced by stratification, temperature, and light. Journal of Environmental Horticulture 23:33-36. Brenner, D. M., Baltensperger, D. D., Kulakow, P. A., Lehmann, J. W., Myers, R. L, Slabbert, M. M., and B. Sleugh. 2000.

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Delinitation of Amaranthus cruentus L. and Amaranthus caudatus L. using micromorphology and AFLP analysis: an application in germplasm identification. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution (advance publication on-line) Costea, Mihai, Susan E. Weaver, and Francois J. Tardif. 2005.

The biology of invasive alien plants in Canada. 3. Amaranthus tuberculatus (Moq.) Sauer var. rudis (Sauer) Costea & Tardif. Canadian Journal of Plant Science 85:507-522. Costea, M., Brenner, D. M., Tardif, F. J., Tan, Y. F., and M. Sun. 2006.

Delimitation of Amaranthus cruentus L. and Amaranthus caudatus L. using micromorphology and AFLP analysis: an application in germplasm identification. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 53: 1625-1633. Daniel, Thomas F. 2005. A note on Amaranthus viridis in the California flora. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 56:392-394

Doll, David A., Paul E. Sojka, and Steven G. Hallett, 2005. Effect of nozzle type and pressure on the efficacy of spray applications of the bioherbicidal fungus Microsphaeropsis amaranthi. Weed Technology 19:918-923.

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Early, D. K. 1992. Renaissance of amaranth. In Chilies to Chocolate: Food the Americas Gave the World, ed. by N. Foster & L. S. Cordell, 15-33. 

Arizona: University of Arizona Press. Erasmo,E.A.L., V.D. Domingos, C.R. Spehar, J. Didonet, R. de A. Sarmento, and A. de M. Cunha. 2004.

Evaluation of cultivars of amaranto (Amaranthus spp.) in no-tillage system in Tocantins State. Bioscience-Journal. 20:171-176. Facciola, S. 1998.

Cornucopia II: a Source Book of Edible Plants. Kampong Publications: Vista,CA. Hackman, D. and B. Myers. 2003.

Market Opportunities for Grain Amaranth and Buckwheat Growers in Missouri. Report to the Federal- Marketing Improvement Program, Washington, D.C. Hozová, B., Buchtová, V., Dodok, L., and J. Zemanovic. 1997.

Microbiological, nutritional and sensory aspects of stored amaranth biscuits and amaranth crackers. Die Nahrung 41 (3):155-158.

Isobe, K., S. Someya, Y. Ebana, M. Yamaguchi, K. Ujiie, and R. Ishii, 2005. Effects of high ground-water level on the growth of amaranth and quinoa. Japanese Journal of Crop Science 74:298-303. Kauffman, C.S., and L.E. Weber. 1990.

Grain amaranth. In Advances in new crops, ed. J. Janick and J.E. Simon, 127-139. Portland, OR: Timber Press.

Keya, E. L. and P. L. Mugambi. 1999. The influence of amaranth substitution on pasting, dough visco-elastic and bread quality properties of Kenyan home baking grade wheat flour. Discovery and Innovation 11 (1-2): 41-49. Lamont, E. E. and J. M. Fitzgerald. M. 2000.

Noteworthy plants reported from the Torrey Range 2000. In Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 128, 4: 409-414. Marx, J. L. 1977.

Speaking of science: amaranth: a comeback for the food of the Aztecs? Science, 198: 40.

McNaughton, Kristen E.; Jocelyne Letarte, Elizabeth A. Lee, and Francois Tardif 2005. Mutations in ALS confer herbicide resistance in redroot pigweed (Amaranthus retroflexus) and Powell amaranth (Amaranthus powellii) Weed-Science. 53:17-22.

Morales, E., Lembcke, J., and G. G. Graham. 1987. Nutritional Value for Young Children of Grain Amaranth and Maize-Amaranth Mixtures: Effect of Processing. In American Institute of Nutrition 118, 78 – 85.

Morrison, P. 1985. Amaranth: modern prospects for an ancient crop. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press. Myers, R.L. 1996. Amaranth: New crop opportunity. In Progress in new crops, ed. J. Janick, 207-220.

Alexandria, VA: ASHS Press. Myers, R. L. 1998. Nitrogen fertilizer effect on the grain amaranth. Agronomy Journal 90 (5): 597-602. Ortiz-Ribbing, L., and M.M. Williams. 2006.

Potential of Phomopsis amaranthicola and Microsphaeropsis amaranthi, as bioherbicides for several weedy Amaranthus species. Crop protection 2006 25:39-46. Patzoldt, William L., Patrick J. Tranel, and Aaron G. Hager. 2005.

A waterhemp (Amaranthus tuberculatus) biotype with multiple resistance across three herbicide sites of action. Weed Science 53:30-36.

Poverty Eradication Commission. “Grain amaranth project special newsletter”. February, 2007.

Amaranthus rudis and A. tuberculatus, one species or two? Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 128, 3: 282-296. Prevention. January 1986.

Rodale Press wins grant for amaranth research. Rachlin, J. 1994.

Amaranth reblossoms. Garden Design, April/May: 94-97. Rayburn, A.L., R. McCloskey, T.C. Tatum, G.A. Bollero, M.R. Jeschke, and P.J. Tranel. 2005.

Genome size analysis of weedy Amaranthus species. Crop Science 45:2557-2562. Rodale, R. 1978.

Amaranth is coming back. Organic Gardening 32: 24-27. Rosskopf, E.N., C.B. Yandoc, and R. Charudattan. 2006

Genus-specific host range of Phomopsis amaranthicola (Sphaeropsidales). Biocontrol Science and Technology 16:27-35. Rosskopf, .E.N, C.B. Yandoc, R. Charudattan, and J.T. DeValerio. 2005.

Influence of epidemiological factors on the bioherbicidal efficacy of Phomopsis amaranthicola on Amaranthus hybridus. Plant Disease 89:1295-1300. Saeur, J. D. 1967.

The grain amaranths and their relatives: a revised taxonomic and geographic survey. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 54, 2: 103-137. Salmon, E. 2000.

Kincentric ecology: indigenous perceptions of the human-nature relationship. In Ecological Applications 10 (5): 1327-1332. Samiyi, M. and H. L. Ashraf. 1993.

Iranian breads supplemented with amaranth flour. International Journal of Food Science & Technology 28 (6): 625-628. Sánchez, A. M., Marisol Berti Díaz, Mariso Berti and Izquierdo, Juan. 1997.

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Amaranth flour blends and fractions for baking applications. Journal of Food Science 50,3: 789-794. Schneider, E. 2002.

Vegetables from Amaranth to Zucchini: The Essential Reference. Morrow Cookbooks. Sedibe, M.M., N.J.J. Combrink, and E.Y. Reinten. 2005.

Leaf yield of Amaranthus hypochondriatus L. (Imbuya), affected by irrigation systems and water quality. South African Journal of Plant and Soil 22:171-174. Shroyer, J. P., Stegmeier, W. D., and M. Mikesell. 1990.

Amaranth Production Guide. Kansas: Kansas State University. Singh, S. 2000.

Effect of addition of popped amaranth flour on sensory and nutritional quality of babroo. Journal of Human Ecology 11: 359-361. Singhal, R. S. and Kulkarni, P. R. 1988.

Amaranths – an underutilized resource. International Journal of Food Science & Technology 23 (2): 125 – 139. Sokolov, R. 1986.

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The dormancy of livid amaranth (amaranthus-lividus l) seeds. Seed Science and Technology 18 (3): 781-789. Teutonico, R. A. and D. Knorr. 1985.

Amaranth: composition, properties, and applications of a rediscovered food crop. Ecological Agriculture Projects: Thomas, W. E., Burke, I.C., Spears, J. E., & Wilcut, J. W. 2006. Influence of environmental factors on slender amaranth (Amaranthus viridis) germination. Weed Science 54 (2): 316-320. 

Trucco, F., T. Tatum, A.L. Rayburn, and P.J. Tranel. 2005. Fertility, segregation at a herbicide-resistance locus, and genome structure in BC1 hybrids from two important weedy Amaranthus species. Molecular Ecology 14:2717-2728.

Trucco, Federico, Mark R. Jeschke, A. Lane Rayburn, and Patrick J. Tranel. 2005.

Promiscuity in weedy amaranths: high frequency of female tall waterhemp (Amaranthus tuberculatus) x smooth pigweed (A-hybridus) hybridization under field conditions. Weed Science 53:46-54. Tucker, Jonathan B. 1986.

Amaranth: the once and future crop. BioScience 36: 9-13. Turner, Billie L. 2004

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Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism-Based Genetic Relationships Among Weedy Amaranthus Species. Journal of heredity 96:410-416. Wahinya, H. 2004. Kenyan farmers turn to "wonder grain". Appropriate Technology [Hemel Hempstead] 31 (2): 10-12. Weber, E. 1987.

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