Legume Genetics and Biology

From Mendel’s Pea to Legume Genomics

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August 2020
400 pages
  • ISBN978-3-03936-812-9 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-03936-813-6 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Legume Genetics and Biology: From Mendel's Pea to Legume Genomics that was published in

Biology & Life Sciences
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Legumes have played an important part as human food and animal feed in cropping systems since the dawn of agriculture. The legume family is arguably one of the most abundantly domesticated crop plant families. Their ability to symbiotically fix nitrogen and improve soil fertility has been rewarded since antiquity and makes them a key protein source. Pea was the original model organism used in Mendel´s discovery of the laws of inheritance, making it the foundation of modern plant genetics. This book based on Special Issue provides up-to-date information on legume biology, genetic advances, and the legacy of Mendel.

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acetyl-CoA carboxylase; hybrid incompatibility; hybrid necrosis; nuclear-cytoplasmic conflict; pea; reproductive isolation; speciation; soybean; spotted leaf mutant; physio-chemical performance; MutMap mapping; candidate gene; adaptive traits; gene/QTL; epigenetics; transgenics; genome editing; climate-smart pulses; Erysiphe pisi; er1-8; er1-9; KASPar marker; pea; yellow lupine; miRNA; phased siRNA; RNA-seq; degradome; flower development; abscission; associated genes; associated polymorphisms; genome-wide association; biological nitrogen fixation; red clover; endoreplication; FTIR; germination; mitotic activity; SEM-EDS; storage proteins; Mendel’s I gene; cosmetic stay-green; biofortification; green cotyledon; carotenoids; pro-vitamin A; chickpea; Cicer arietinum; vernalization responsiveness; alkaloid content; pod shattering; gene expression; quantitative trait loci; soybean; protein content; oil content; quantitative trait loci (QTL); linkage analysis; genome-wide association study (GWAS); candidate genes; Soybean; seed shape; seed size; QTL mapping; high-density genetic map; QTL hotspot; epistatic interactions; candidate genes; family 1 glycosyltransferases; legumes; putative ortholog loci; soyasaponins; specialized metabolites; triterpenoids; pea; heat stress; genetic diversity; GWAS; genotyping-by-sequencing; marker-trait association; candidate-gene; drought tolerance; genotype × environment interaction; genetic gain; genomic selection; grain yield; inter-population predictive ability; marker-assisted selection; Pisum sativum; genomics; legumes; nitrogen fixation; proteins; bioclimatic analysis; chickpea; GBS; GWAS; haploblock; SNP

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