Editor: Phetole Mangena

Advances in Legume Research: Physiological Responses and Genetic Improvement for Stress Resistance

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ISBN: 978-981-14-7960-1 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-14-7962-5 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2020
DOI: 10.2174/97898114796251200101

Introduction

For centuries, legumes have been used as pulses or grains serving as the most critical sources of major protein/oil producing crops for both human and animal consumption, and for providing raw materials for industrial processing. They are highly valued as soil building crops, improving soil quality through their beneficial involvement in biological nitrogen fixation, a symbiotic partnership with rhizobia.

Advances in Legume Research: Physiological Responses and Genetic Improvement for Stress Resistance serves as a unique source of information on the distinct aspects of basic and applied legume research for general readers, students, academics, and researchers. The book gives several insights on the morphological, physiological, and genetic responses to stresses via 8 concise chapters covering all aspects of legume growth, utilization, and improvement. The included chapters present research findings and succinct reviews concerning the strides continuously made in the improvement of legumes against biotic and abiotic stress factors. This comprehensive new legume reference book disseminates key information pertaining to the genetic diversity, conservation, cultivation, manipulation through mutagenic techniques, plant transformation and other breeding technologies. The book, therefore, continues to build on the need to acquire new knowledge about legume crops and ways to improve their existing agricultural yield for a sustainable and secure food market.

Contributors

Editor(s):
Phetole Mangena
Department of Biodiversity
Faculty of Science and Agriculture
University of Limpopo
Republic of South Africa




Contributor(s):
Andries Thangwana
Irrigation and Climate Control Department (ICC)
Flamingo Horticulture, Plot 25 Delarey Farm, Syferbult Road
Tarlton 1749
South Africa


Arinao Mukatuni
Department of Biodiversity
School of Molecular and Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Agriculture, University of Limpopo
Private Bag X1106, Sovenga 0727
South Africa


Erlafrida Ramokgopa
Department of Biodiversity
School of Molecular and Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Agriculture, University of Limpopo
Private Bag X1106, Sovenga 0727
South Africa


Esmerald Khomotso Michel Sehaole
Department of Biodiversity
School of Molecular and Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Agriculture, University of Limpopo
Private Bag X1106, Sovenga 0727
South Africa


Lifted Olusola
Department of Biodiversity
School of Molecular and Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Agriculture, University of Limpopo
Private Bag X1106, Sovenga 0727
South Africa


Paseka Tritieth Mabulwana
Department of Biodiversity
School of Molecular and Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Agriculture, University of Limpopo
Private Bag X1106, Sovenga 0727
South Africa


Phatlane William Mokwala
Department of Biodiversity
School of Molecular and Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Agriculture, University of Limpopo
Private Bag X1106, Sovenga 0727
South Africa


Phetole Mangena
Department of Biodiversity
Faculty of Science and Agriculture
University of Limpopo, Limpopo Province
Republic of South Africa


Nwagu Rodney Mashamba
Agricultural Research Council
Agronomy and Technology Transfer Department
Private Bag X82075, Rustenburg 0300
Republic of South Africa


Phumzile Mkhize
Department of Biochemistry
Microbiology and Biotechnology, School of Molecular and Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Agriculture
University of Limpopo, Sovenga 0727
South Africa


Samuel Tebogo Posie Peta
DSI-NRF Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology Department of Botany and Zoology
Faculty of Science, Stellenbosch University
Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602
South Africa




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