Quinoa—quest to feed the world

The high-quality sequencing of a quinoa genome brings new potential for global food security.

“Quinoa was the staple ‘Mother Grain’ that fueled the ancient Andean civilizations, but the crop was marginalized when the Spanish arrived in South America and has only recently been revived as a new crop of global interest,” said KAUST Professor of Plant Science Mark Tester.”

Read more of the summary of this new research, and find the Open Access Nature article on the quinoa genome here, “The genome of Chenopodium quinoa“.

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