470 pages | 14 Color Illus. | 8 B/W Illus.
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.
Pea, Diego Rubiales, Michael J. Ambrose, Claire Domoney and Judith Burstin
Faba Bean, Ana M. Torres, Carmen M. Avila, Fred L. Stoddard and Jose I. Cubero
Lentil, Marcelino Pérez de la Vega, Richard M. Fratini and Fred J. Muehlbauer
Grass Pea, Maria Carlota Vaz Patto, Colin David Hanbury, Marijke Van Moorhem, Fernand Lambein, Sergio Ochatt and Diego Rubiales
Chickpea, Josefa Rubio, Juan Gil, Maria José Cobos and Teresa Millán
Functional Genomics. Transcriptomics for Legumes, Background, Tools and Insights, Günter Kahl, Carlos Molina and Peter Winter
Synteny and Comparative Genomics between Model and Cool Season Grain Legumes, Péter Kaló, Hong-Kyu Choi, Noel Ellis and György B. Kiss
Proteomics and Metabolomics for Systems Biology in Legumes, Stefanie Wienkoop
Transgenesis, María Luisa Ruiz and Francisca Vaquero
Nitrogen Fixation in Legumes, José Olivares, María J. Soto, Cesar Arrese-Igor and Juan Sanjuán
Broomrape (Orobanche spp.), Belén Román, José Vicente Die, Salvador Nadal and Clara Isabel González-Verdejo
Future Prospects, José I. Cubero, Ana M. Torres and Marcelino Pérez de la Vega