Potential Uses of Wild Germplasms of Grain Legumes for Crop Improvement
AbstractChallenged by population increase, climatic change, and soil deterioration, crop improvement is always a priority in securing food supplies. Although the production of grain legumes is in general lower than that of cereals, the nutritional value of grain legumes make them important components of food security. Nevertheless, limited by severe genetic bottlenecks during domestication and human selection, grain legumes, like other crops, have suffered from a loss of genetic diversity which is essential for providing genetic materials for crop improvement programs. Illustrated by whole-genome-sequencing, wild relatives of crops adapted to various environments were shown to maintain high genetic diversity. In this review, we focused on nine important grain legumes (soybean, peanut, pea, chickpea, common bean, lentil, cowpea, lupin, and pigeonpea) to discuss the potential uses of their wild relatives as genetic resources for crop breeding and improvement, and summarized the various genetic/genomic approaches adopted for these purposes. View Full-Text
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Muñoz, N.; Liu, A.; Kan, L.; Li, M.-W.; Lam, H.-M. Potential Uses of Wild Germplasms of Grain Legumes for Crop Improvement. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2017, 18, 328.
Muñoz N, Liu A, Kan L, Li M-W, Lam H-M. Potential Uses of Wild Germplasms of Grain Legumes for Crop Improvement. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2017; 18(2):328.Chicago/Turabian Style
Muñoz, Nacira; Liu, Ailin; Kan, Leo; Li, Man-Wah; Lam, Hon-Ming. 2017. "Potential Uses of Wild Germplasms of Grain Legumes for Crop Improvement." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 18, no. 2: 328.
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