Improvement Strategies of Leguminosae Biotechnology - Focus on Biotechnology, Vol. 10A

Edited by Jaiwal, Pawan K.; Singh, Rana P. 
Springer  2003  

Hardback  432 pp  ISBN 9781402014055      £180.00
Legumes include many very important crop plants that contribute very critical protein to the diets of both humans and animals around the world. Their unique ability to fix atmospheric nitrogen in association with Rhizobia enriches soil fertility, and establishes the importance of their niche in agriculture. Divided into two volumes, this work presents an up-to-date analysis of in vitro and recombinant DNA technologies for the improvement of grain, forage and tree legumes.

Volume 10A examines the current status and future prospects of challenges of the following: in vitro morphogenesis; biotic and abiotic stress tolerance; genomics; nitrogen fixation and utilization; nutritional improvement, and biodiversity of wild and tribal legumes.

Volume 10B presents the current state and future prospects of in vitro regeneration and genetic transformation expression and stability of transgenes modification of traits in almost all the important legumes, for example: soybean; peanut; pea; french bean; chick pea; pigeon pea; cowpea; mung bean; black gram; azuki bean; lentil; Lathyrus; lupinus; Lotus spp; Medicago spp; Trifolium spp; Winged bean; Guar; and tree legumes for their improvement. Written by international experts, these volumes will be of great value to researchers, as well as graduate students and all those requiring an advanced level overview of the subject area.

Written for Researchers, graduate students


Foreword. Preface.

Part I: Technologies.
1. Breeding methodologies for the improvement of grain legumes; P. Ranalli.
2. In vitro morphogenesis in grain legumes: An overview; M.L. Mohan, K.V Krishnamurthy.
3. In vitro organogenesis; A. Ganapathi, V.R. Anbazhagan, S. Amutha, R. Prem Anand.
4. Somatic embryogenesis; P. Venketachalam, N. Geetha, P. Priya, N. Jayabalan, G. Lakshmi Sita.
5. Protoplasts of grain and forage legumes: Their exploitation in genetic manipulation, physiological investigations and plant - pathogen interactions; M.R. Davey, R. Merchant, J.B. Power.
6. Wide hybridization in important food legumes; N. Mallikarjuna.

Part II: Nitrogen Metabolism.
7. Perception and processing of Nod factor signals; H.H. Felle.
8. Nitrate assimilation; N. Shanker, H.S. Srivastava.
9. Improvement of nitrogen utilization; B. Hirel, J. Harrison, A. Limaini.

Part III: Abiotic and Biotic Stress Tolerance.
10. Genetic engineering for enhancing abiotic stress tolerance; R.P. Singh, R. Usha, S. Masood Rizvi, S. Jaiwal, P.K. Jaiwal.
11. Genetic engineering for insect resistance; R. Jaiswal, P. Anand Kumar.
12. Genetic Engineering for virus resistance; R. Usha, K. Veluthambi.
13. Molecular strategies for fungal and nematode resistance; N.P. Singh, S. Dutta, B. Singh.

Part IV: Product Quality Improvement.
14. Improvement of methionine - deficient legumes through genetic engineering; L.H. Marcellino, E.S. Gander.
15. Development of regeneration protocols to exploit somaclonal variations in Lathyrus sativus for developing toxin free cultivars; S.L. Mehta, I.M. Santha.

Part V: Biodiversity.
16. Organisation and genetic mapping of the chickpea genome; P. Winter, C. Staginnus, P.C. Sharma, G. Kahl.
17. Biodiversity in Indian underexploited/tribal pulses; K. Janardhanan, V. Vadivel, M. Pugalenthi.

Subject Index.

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