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500 participants in National Amaranth Congress in Mexico

500 participants in National Amaranth Congress in Mexico

Sharing a photo from the National Amaranth Congress in Mexico. We registered more than 500 participants, including speakers from Argentina and Ecuador.    

We are also working with a Federal Congressman to push for a government agenda with amaranth.

I believe the enthusiasm and active participation is a sign of more good things to come for amaranth.

Saludos, Pete Noll.

The Draft Genome and Transcriptome of Amaranthus hypochondriacus

The Draft Genome and Transcriptome of Amaranthus hypochondriacus: A C4 Dicot Producing High-Lysine Edible Pseudo-Cereal DNA Res dsu021

First published online July 28, 2014 doi:10.1093/dnares/dsu021 (18 pages) Full paper available here

o    Meeta Sunil, Arun K. Hariharan, Soumya Nayak, Saurabh Gupta, Suran R. Nambisan, Ravi P. Gupta, Binay Panda, Bibha Choudhary, and Subhashini Srinivasan

Abstract

Amaranthus Enhancement Breeding

Amaranthus Enhancement Breeding at the North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station
The NCRPIS amaranth germplasm collection holds 3,346 accessions, 95% of which are available for distribution. Thirty-nine of the estimated 60 Amaranthus species are represented in the collection. Distribution lots are stored in pint jars in the NCRPIS seed storage vault at 4 degrees centigrade and 25% relative humidity.

Biochemical Characterization of Amaranthus Cell Wall

Biochemical Characterization of Amaranthus Cell Wall as a Lignocellulosic Biomass Resource in Biorenewable Energy Production

Amaranthus seeds and leaves are recognized as a nutrition source in many parts of the world. Many Amaranthus species produce large quantities of leaf and stem biomass thereby making these plants a potentially valuable biorenewable energy resource. Regardless of this potential, research into the biochemical composition of Amaranthus cell wall is limited.

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