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  • Common Name - Common Oats
  • Family: Poaceae or Graminae -- Grass family
  • Subfamily: Pooideae
  • Tribe: Aveneae
  • Genus - Avena
  • Species -Avena sativa L.
  • *2005 World Production 24,571,370 Metric Ton
  • *2005 World Harvest - 11,798,148 Ha
  • **Genome Size 11,300 Mb
  • Hexaploid: AACCDD
  • Haploid chromosome number : 21
  • 2n=6x=42
  • Chromosome number : 7
  • 2n = 14
  • Photosynthetic pathway: C3


* Data obtained from FAOSTAT 2005
** Data obtained from
   

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database /
Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913.
Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada.
Vol. 1: 218.



For more information, see also:


References:

  1. Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants (http://www.plantatlas.usf.edu/main.asp?plantID=391) AVENA FATUA Linnaeus, var. SATIVA (Linnaeus) Haussknecht, Mitt. Geogr. Ges. (Thüringen) Jena 3: 238. 1885.
  2. FAOSTAT data, 2006. Last Accessed 4/14/2006.
  3. Gibson, L. & Benson, G. (2002). Origin, History, and Uses of Oat (Avena sativa) and Wheat (Triticum aestivum). Iowa State University, Department of Agronomy. Accessed 4/14/2006.
  4. North American Millers' association (2000). Oat foods: A smart choice. Retrieved April 14, 2006.
  5. Plants For A Future (2000). Accessed 4/15/06. Avena sativa. Plants for a Future, Blagdon Cross, Ashwater, Beaworthy, Devon, EX21 5DF, UK.
  6. Small, E. (1999). New crops for Canadian agriculture. p. 15-52. In: J. Janick (ed.), Perspectives on new crops and new uses. ASHS Press, Alexandria, VA.
  7. USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov2/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?6123. (14 April 2006)
  8. USDA, NRCS. (2006). The PLANTS Database, 6 March 2006. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.
  9. Vandaveer, C. (2004). Oats, past and present. Accessed 4/14/2006.
  10. Whole Grains Bureau. Accessed 4/14/06. History of Whole Grains.
  11. Wikipedia contributors (2006). Oat. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved April 14, 2006 from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Oat&oldid=48827875.
  12. Williams, John K. (2003) A Brief History of Oats - And How You Should Eat Them. Accessed 4/14/2006.
  13. Wisconsin Botanical Information System. Avena sativa L. Wisconsin State Herbarium - University of Wisconsin-Madison. Accessed 4/14/2006.