From zero to hero: the past, present and future of grain amaranth breeding

@article{Joshi2018FromZT,
  title={From zero to hero: the past, present and future of grain amaranth breeding},
  author={D. C. Joshi and Salej Sood and Rajashekara Hosahatti and Lakshmi Kant and Arunava Pattanayak and Anil Kumar and Dinesh Yadav and Markus G. Stetter},
  journal={Theoretical and Applied Genetics},
  year={2018},
  volume={131},
  pages={1807-1823}
}
Key messageGrain amaranth is an underutilized crop with high nutritional quality from the Americas. Emerging genomic and biotechnological tools are becoming available that allow the integration of novel breeding techniques for rapid improvement of amaranth and other underutilized crops.AbstractOut of thousands of edible plants, only three cereals—maize, wheat and rice—are the major food sources for a majority of people worldwide. While these crops provide high amounts of calories, they are low… Expand
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