Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Avena abyssinica
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Avena abyssinica
Public Records: 3
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
Species With Barcodes: 1
Avena abyssinica or Ethiopian oat also known as "Ajja" by Ethiopians is a member of the family Poaceae. This grain has long been used in Ethiopia and is well adapted to the high elevations and other conditions there. Still a traditional food plant in Africa, this little-known grain has potential to improve nutrition, boost food security, foster rural development and support sustainable landcare.
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