5th International Symposium of the European Amaranth Association
Amaranth - Plant for the Future


Beginning date
11/9/2008

Ending date
11/14/2008

Summary

Preliminary scientific programme

The conference programme includes invited keynote lecture and short oral, as well as poster presentations. Part of the conference will be meeting of European Amaranth Association on which the election of a new Association president will be performed. The programme will consist of five sessions:

  1. Agrotechnical aspects of amaranth cultivation
  2. Amaranth genetic resources – environmental, nutritional and molecular evaluation
  3. Breeding and biotechnology approaches for amaranth improvement
  4. Impact of amaranth cultivation on sustainable agriculture, phytoremediation, forage and biomass production
  5. Importance of amaranth in human nutrition -impact on human health, biomedicine and industrial processing.


Organization
Institute of Plant Genetics and Biotechnology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Nitra, Slovak Republic

File type
Web Page

File size
158 Kb

Topic
AWARENESS AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING

Related topics
BIOLOGY, MANAGEMENT OF PLANT BIODIVERSITY, MARKETS AND MARKETING

Underutilized species mentioned
Amaranthus caudatus, Amaranthus cruentus, Amaranthus dubius, Amaranthus gracecisane, Amaranthus hybridus, Amaranthus hypochondriacus, Amaranthus lividus, Amaranthus palmeri, Amaranthus paniculatus, Amaranthus retroflexus, Amaranthus spinosis, Amaranthus tricolor, Amaranthus viridis

Keywords
breeding-plant, farming systems, genetic diversity within species, genetic improvement, genetic resources, health, nutritional value, nutrition-human, sustainable agriculture

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5th International Symposium of the European Amaranth Association
Amaranth - Plant for the Future



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