Life Cycle and S-curves Applied to the Literature on Amaranthus Spp. Cultivation

Keywords: Amaranth, vegetable protein, inflection point, technological surveillance, S-curve


In order to evaluate the research developed around the ecophysiology and the food potential of amaranth seeds, a process of technological surveillance was done through the life cycle of the bibliographic production, obtained from documents published in the database, was studied. Scopus, through S-curves in relation to research aimed at primary production, the interaction with climatic conditions and their agro-industrial potential. The information was analyzed using the Sigmaplot statistical package, and the execution of 13 models together with the application of statistical parameters such as the adjusted R2 in relation to time (t), significance (P) and independence of Durbin Watson, allowed calculating the inflection point. This occurred between 2014 and 2038, according to the series of data of articles for the cultivation of amaranth; from 2017 to 2024 for amaranth as food; and between 2017 to 2018 for the amaranth climate; which indicates that in each of the cases, the life cycle is in the incoming, key and mature phase, respectively, and together with the keywords associated with the search equations, they show the agro-industrial interest, based on academic, scientific approaches and innovation, to strengthen research lines, high-level projects and spin-off creation.

Author Biographies

Miguel A. García-Parra*, Universidad del Cauca, Colombia

Ingeniero Agropecuario, Grupo de Investigación Agricultura, Organizaciones y Frutos AOF, Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias, Universidad del Cauca, Popayán-Colombia,

Héctor A. De la Cruz-Cruz, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México

Médico Veterinario Zootecnista, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ciudad de México- México,

Nubia Z. Plazas-Leguizamón, Universitaria Juan de Castellanos, Colombia

Ingeniera agrónoma, Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias y Ambientales, Fundación Universitaria Juan de Castellanos, Tunja-Colombia,


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How to Cite
García-Parra, M. A., De la Cruz-Cruz, H. A., & Plazas-Leguizamón, N. Z. (2019). Life Cycle and S-curves Applied to the Literature on Amaranthus Spp. Cultivation. TecnoLógicas, 22(46), 61-76.


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