Journal article

Analysis of the quinoa genome reveals conservation and divergence of the flowering pathways

Agnieszka A Golicz, Ursula Steinfort, Hina Arya, Mohan B Singh, Prem L Bhalla

Functional & Integrative Genomics | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2019

Abstract

Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) is a grain crop grown in the Andes renowned as a highly nutritious plant exhibiting tolerance to abiotic stress such as drought, cold and high salinity. Quinoa grows across a range of latitudes corresponding to differing day lengths, suggesting regional adaptations of flowering regulation. Improved understanding and subsequent modification of the flowering process, including flowering time, ensuring high yields, is one of the key factors behind expansion of cultivation zones and goals of the crop improvement programs worldwide. However, our understanding of the molecular basis of flower initiation and development in quinoa is limited. Here, we use a computa..

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Awarded by Concurso Nacional de Proyectos Fondecyt


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Concurso Nacional de Proyectos Fondecyt (ID: 11170226) and the University of Melbourne McKenzie Fellowship.