Biology and Breeding of Food Legumes

Biology and Breeding of Food Legumes

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Food legumes are important constituents of the human diet and animal feed where they are crucial to a balanced diet, supplying high quality proteins. These crops also play an important role in low-input agricultural production systems by fixing atmospheric nitrogen. Despite systematic and continuous breeding efforts through conventional methods, substantial genetic gains have not been achieved. With the rise in demand for food legumes/pulses and increased market value of these crops, research has focused on increasing production and improving the quality of pulses for both edible and industria.... W948A Zhongyu 89B W212 Not reported Zhang et al. (1999b) Burton and Brownie, 2006; ... In soybean, manual cross-pollination to produce large quantities of hybrid seed is difficult and time consuming. The small size of the soybean floweranbsp;...

Title:Biology and Breeding of Food Legumes
Author: Aditya Pratap, Jitendra Kumar
Publisher:CABI - 2011-03-01

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