Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Cool Season Grain Legumes

Marcelino Perez de la Vega, Ana Maria Torres, Jose Ignacio Cubero, Chittaranjan Kole

September 26, 2011 by CRC Press
Reference - 470 Pages - 14 Color & 8 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781578087655 - CAT# N10447
Series: Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Crop Plants

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Summary

Cool season grain legumes including pea, faba bean, lentil, chickpea, and grass pea are extensively grown in many parts of the world. They are a primary source of proteins in human diet. This volume deals with the most recent advances in genetics, genomics, and breeding of these crops. The "state of the art" for the individual crops differs; however, their phylogenetic proximity justifies the utility of the knowledge available in one crop for speeding up research and improvement in other crops. The first five chapters are devoted individually to the five crops, followed by four chapters presenting comprehensive reviews on recent advances in the fields of functional genomics, comparative genomics, proteomics and metabolomics, and transgenesis as well as three general chapters on nitrogen fixation, broomrapes, and future prospects. This book contains information useful not only to the scientists and scholars working on the cool season grain legumes but also to those working on other legume species.