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Physiology of the Pea Crop

1st Edition

By Nathalie Munier-Jolain, Veronique Biarnes, Isabelle Chaillet

CRC Press

298 pages

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Rich in bibliographic references, this book presents the current status of knowledge on the physiology of the pea crop. It draws on contributions from plant physiologists and researchers in various other disciplines who have been working together for many years on the production of plants rich in proteins. The text first discusses vegetative and reproductive development, growth under non-limiting conditions, and the nitrogen nutrition of the pea crop. It then explores the effects of the abiotic and biotic stresses on the development as well as the growth and nitrogen uptake by the plant. The book concludes with a global model of the functioning of the pea crop, which is proposed as a tool for the diagnosis of the yield-limiting factors.

Table of Contents


Vegetative development: The morphogenesis of plant organs

Dilution curve

Carbon and nitrogen fluxes within the plant

The seed number

Analysis of the Effects of Abiotic and Biotic Stresses

Abiotic stresses

Integration of Knowledge into a Global Model and Examples of Application

A model which integrates knowledge on pea crop physiology and agronomic diagnosis

Proposal for a diagnostic approach to analyse yield variations in peas

Genotype x environment interaction for yield and protein concentration

Prospects for legume crops in France and Europe

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General