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Legumes in the Omic Era

  • Presents practical advancements in legume genomics
  • Covers the current status of functional and comparative genomic research in grain legumes from around the globe
  • A useful guide for teachers of graduate level courses where there are currently no other volumes available

By: Sanjeev Gupta(Editor), Nagasamy Nadarajan(Editor), Debjyoti Sen Gupta(Editor)

348 pages, 21 colour & 3 b/w illustrations


Hardback | Nov 2013 | #209978 | ISBN-13: 9781461483694
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NHBS Price: £138.00 $180/€154 approx

About this book

Provides a timely review of recent advances in legume genomics research and application. In this post-genomic era, enormous amounts of biological information is available that could be of huge potential use for crop improvement applications. This aspect of genomics assisted plant breeding is focused throughout Legumes in the Omic Era for all the important grain legume crops. The role of functional genomics and the importance of bioinformatics tools in present day genomics and molecular breeding research is also discussed in detail. Use of molecular tools for nutritional fortification of grain legume is briefly presented. A chapter has also been contributed on fungal disease resistance to elucidate potential application of genomic tools in molecular breeding of grain legume species. Legumes in the Omic Era contains fifteen chapters contributed by 50 scientists from different countries who are actively involved in analyzing and improving particular legume genomes. Legumes in the Omic Era serves as a reference resource to legumes researchers for the use of genome information toward the improvement of major legume crops.


Ch. 1. Legumes in Omic Era: Retrospects and Prospects
Ch. 2. Advances in Functional Genomics in Legumes
Ch. 3. Advances in Soybean Genomics
Ch. 4. Advances in Chickpea Genomics
Ch. 5. Advances in Pigeonpea Genomics
Ch. 6. Advances in Lentil Genomics
Ch. 7. Advances in Cowpea Improvement and Genomics
Ch. 8. Advances in Greengram and Blackgram Genomics
Ch. 9. Common Bean Genomics and its Applications in Breeding Programs
Ch. 10. Pulses biofortification in genomic era: multidisciplinary opportunities and challenges
Ch. 11. Towards Enriching Genomic Resources in Legumes
Ch. 12. Bioinformatics for Legume Genomics Research
Ch. 13. Genetics and genomics of resistance to rust and stemphylium blight in lentil
Ch. 14. Genomics in studying the legume genome evolution
Ch. 15. Advances in Pea Genomics

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