Genetic and Genomic Resources of Grain Legume Improvement
  • Release Date : 18 July 2013
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Genre : Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 322 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780123984944
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Download or read book entitled Genetic and Genomic Resources of Grain Legume Improvement by author: Mohar Singh which was release on 18 July 2013 and published by Newnes with total page 322 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Grain legumes, including common-bean, chickpea, pigeonpea, pea, cowpea, lentil and others, form important constituents of global diets, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. Despite this significant role, global production has increased only marginally in the past 50 years. The slow production growth, along with a rising human population and improved buying capacity has substantially reduced the per capita availability of food legumes. Changes in environmental climate have also had significant impact on production, creating a need to identify stable donors among genetic resources for environmentally robust genes and designing crops resilient to climate change. Genetic and Genomic Resources of Grain Legume Improvement is the first book to bring together the latest resources in plant genetics and genomics to facilitate the identification of specific germplasm, trait mapping and allele mining to more effectively develop biotic and abiotic-stress-resistant grains. This book will be an invaluable resource for researchers, crop biologists and students working with crop development. Explores origin, distribution and diversity of grain legumes Presents information on germplasm collection, evaluation and maintenance Offers insight into pre-breeding/germplasm enhancement efforts Integrates genomic and genetic resources in crop improvement Internationally contributed work

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