Extending the range of an ancient crop, Salvia hispanica L.—a new ω3 source

@article{Jamboonsri2011ExtendingTR,
  title={Extending the range of an ancient crop, Salvia hispanica L.—a new $\omega$3 source},
  author={Watchareewan Jamboonsri and Timothy D. Phillips and Robert L. Geneve and Joseph P. Cahill and David F. Hildebrand},
  journal={Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution},
  year={2011},
  volume={59},
  pages={171-178}
}
Chia, Salvia hispanica L., was well developed into a cultivated crop and an important component of Mesoamerican cultures and nutrition. Early Mesoamerican breeders produced lines with well developed agronomic characteristics including good, uniform seed yield and retention. Seed retention in particular is disadvantageous for survival in the wild. Maize, beans and squash were developed into important crops concomitant with chia in Mesoamerica but unlike these other crops lack of photoperiodic… 

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