Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Cool Season Grain Legumes

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

© 2012 – CRC Press

468 pages | 14 Color Illus. | 8 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781578087655
pub: 2011-09-26
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About the Book

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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Series

Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Crop Plants

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI011000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
TEC003000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General