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Kevin Murphy published an article in November 2018.
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Thomas F. Döring

34 shared publications

Department of Agronomy and Crop Science, Humboldt University Berlin, Albrecht-Thaer-Weg 5, Berlin, Germany

Girish M Ganjyal

17 shared publications

The School of Food Science; Washington State Univ.; Pullman WA 99164-6376 U.S.A

Robert S. Zemetra

6 shared publications

Dep. of Plant, Soil, and Entomological Sci., Univ. of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83844-2339

Samuel Knapp

4 shared publications

Institute of Plant Breeding, Seed Science and Population Genetics, University of Hohenheim, Fruwirthstraße 21, Stuttgart 70599, Germany

Adam Peterson

1 shared publications

Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Washington State University, 113 Johnson Hall, Pullman, WA 99164-6420, USA

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Quinoa Abiotic Stress Responses: A Review Leonardo Hinojosa, Juan A. González, Felipe H. Barrios-Masia... Published: 29 November 2018
Plants, doi: 10.3390/plants7040106
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Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) is a genetically diverse Andean crop that has earned special attention worldwide due to its nutritional and health benefits and its ability to adapt to contrasting environments, including nutrient-poor and saline soils and drought stressed marginal agroecosystems. Drought and salinity are the abiotic stresses most studied in quinoa; however, studies of other important stress factors, such as heat, cold, heavy metals, and UV-B light irradiance, are severely limited. In the last few decades, the incidence of abiotic stress has been accentuated by the increase in unpredictable weather patterns. Furthermore, stresses habitually occur as combinations of two or more. The goals of this review are to: (1) provide an in-depth description of the existing knowledge of quinoa’s tolerance to different abiotic stressors; (2) summarize quinoa’s physiological responses to these stressors; and (3) describe novel advances in molecular tools that can aid our understanding of the mechanisms underlying quinoa’s abiotic stress tolerance.
Article 1 Read 1 Citation Effect of high temperature on pollen morphology, plant growth and seed yield in quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) Leonardo Hinojosa, Janet B. Matanguihan, Kevin M. Murphy Published: 18 September 2018
Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science, doi: 10.1111/jac.12302
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Article 0 Reads 2 Citations Physicochemical Characterization of Different Varieties of Quinoa Nicole A. Aluwi, Kevin M. Murphy, Girish M. Ganjyal Published: 01 September 2017
Cereal Chemistry, doi: 10.1094/cchem-10-16-0251-r
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations A quiet harvest: linkage between ritual, seed selection and the historical use of the finger-bladed knife as a tradition... Kevin M. Murphy Published: 13 January 2017
Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, doi: 10.1186/s13002-016-0124-9
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The transverse harvest knife, also commonly called the finger or finger-bladed knife, has been utilized by rice farmers in southeast Asia for many centuries. The finger knife persisted in many traditional cultures long after the introduction of the sickle, a tool which provided farmers with the means to execute a much faster harvest. Several theories in interpretative archaeology have attempted to account for this rejection of more modern technological innovations. These theories, which include community-based social organization ideas and practical reasons for the continued use of the finger knife, are presented in this paper. Here I suggest an alternate theory based on a re-interpretation of existing research and fusion of existing theories: the primary reason for the historical and continued use of the finger knife is for seed selection through a centuries old tradition of plant breeding. Though I accept the accuracy of the practical and community-based, socio-cultural reasons for the use of the finger knife put forth by other authors, I suggest that seed selection and genetic improvement was the driving factor in the use of the finger knife. Indeed, intricate planting and harvesting rituals, which both ensured and encouraged varietal conservation and improvement co-evolved with the use of the finger knife as the primary harvest tool due to its unique ability to aid the farmer in the art and science of seed selection. When combined with previous ideas, this interpretative theory, based on the connection between ethnoagronomy and material culture, may provide a more complete picture of the story around the persistence of the finger knife in traditional rice-growing cultures in southeast Asia. I focus my theory on the terrace-building Ifugao people in the mountainous Cordillera region of northcentral Philippines; however, to put the use of the finger into a wider regional context, I draw from examples of the use of the finger knife in other traditional cultures throughout the region of southeast Asia.
Article 0 Reads 4 Citations Effect of irrigation, intercrop, and cultivar on agronomic and nutritional characteristics of quinoa Hannah Walters, Lynne Carpenter-Boggs, Kefaylew Desta, Lin Y... Published: 11 August 2016
Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, doi: 10.1080/21683565.2016.1177805
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Article 4 Reads 6 Citations Quinoa Seed Quality Response to Sodium Chloride and Sodium Sulfate Salinity Geyang Wu, Adam J. Peterson, Craig F. Morris, Kevin M. Murph... Published: 03 June 2016
Frontiers in Plant Science, doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00790
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Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) is an Andean crop with an edible seed that both contains high protein content and provides high quality protein with a balanced amino acid profile in embryonic tissues. Quinoa is a halophyte adapted to harsh environments with highly saline soil. In this study, four quinoa varieties were grown under six salinity treatments and two levels of fertilization, and then evaluated for quinoa seed quality characteristics, including protein content, seed hardness, and seed density. Concentrations of 8, 16, and 32 dS m-1 of NaCl and Na2SO4, were applied to the soil medium across low (1 g N, 0.29 g P, 0.29 g K per pot) and high (3 g N, 0.85 g P, 0.86 g K per pot) fertilizer treatments. Seed protein content differed across soil salinity treatments, varieties, and fertilization levels. Protein content of quinoa grown under salinized soil ranged from 13.0 to 16.7%, comparable to that from non-saline conditions. NaCl and Na2SO4 exhibited different impacts on protein content. Whereas the different concentrations of NaCl did not show differential effects on protein content, the seed from 32 dS m-1 Na2SO4 contained the highest protein content. Seed hardness differed among varieties, and was moderately influenced by salinity level (P = 0.09). Seed density was affected significantly by variety and Na2SO4 concentration, but was unaffected by NaCl concentration. The samples from 8 dS m-1 Na2SO4 soil had lower density (0.66 g/cm3) than those from 16 dS m-1 and 32 dS m-1 Na2SO4, 0.74 and 0.72g/cm3, respectively. This paper identifies changes in critical seed quality traits of quinoa as influenced by soil salinity and fertility, and offers insights into variety response and choice across different abiotic stresses in the field environment.