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An Ancient Crop for Modern Times

  • Shyam S. Yadav
  • David L. McNeil
  • Philip C. Stevenson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIII
  2. J.S. Sandhu, Sarvjeet Singh
    Pages 1-9
  3. Bob Redden, Nigel Maxted, Bonnie Furman, Clarice Coyne
    Pages 11-22
  4. M. Andrews, B.A. McKenzie
    Pages 23-32
  5. Shyam S. Yadav, Philip C. Stevenson, A.H. Rizvi, M. Manohar, S. Gailing, G. Mateljan
    Pages 33-46
  6. Gloria Urbano, Jesús M. Porres, Juana Frías, Concepción Vidal-Valverde
    Pages 47-93
  7. David L. McNeil, George D. Hill, Michael Materne, Bruce A. Mckenzie
    Pages 95-105
  8. H.S. Sekhon, Guriqbal Singh, Hari Ram
    Pages 107-126
  9. David L. McNeil, Michael Materne
    Pages 127-143
  10. B.A. McKenzie, M. Andrews, G. D. Hill
    Pages 145-158
  11. Jason Brand, N. T. Yaduraju, B. G. Shivakumar, LarnMc Murray
    Pages 159-172
  12. Michael Materne, A. Amarender Reddy
    Pages 173-186
  13. S. K. Mishra, B. Sharma, S. K. Sharma
    Pages 187-208
  14. C. Toker, Shyam S. Yadav, I. S. Solanki
    Pages 209-224
  15. Philip A. Davies, Monika M. LÜlsdorf, Maqbool Ahmad
    Pages 225-240
  16. Michael Materne, David L. McNeil
    Pages 241-253
  17. I.S. Solanki, Shyam S. Yadav, P. N. Bahl
    Pages 255-274
  18. Rebecca Ford, Barkat Mustafa, Prahbpreet Inder, Rubeena Shaikh, Michael Materne, Paul Taylor
    Pages 275-289
  19. Paul Taylor, Kurt Lindbeck, Weidong Chen, Rebecca Ford
    Pages 291-313
  20. Michael Materne, David McNeil, Kristy Hobson, Rebecca Ford
    Pages 315-329

About this book


The lentil is one of the first foods to have been cultivated and has maintained excellent socio-economic value for over 8,000 years. The ancient crop is now a crop for modern times in both developing and eveloped countries today.

The international market in recent years has increased significantly and this crop is gaining an important place in cropping systems under different ecologies. It is grown in over 35 countries, has a broad range of uses around the world, and the different seed and plant types adapted to an increasingly wide range of ecologies makes this comprehensive volume even more important today.

This book covers all aspects of diversity, breeding and production technologies, and the contents include;

  • Origin, adaptation, ecology and diversity
  • Utilization, nutrition and production technologies.
  • Genetic enhancement, mutation and wild relatives
  • Breeding methods and lensomics achievements
  • Productivity, profitability and world trade

This book presents the most comprehensive and up to date review of research on lentil production systems, biotic and abiotic stresses management, quality seed production, storage techniques and lentil growing around the world. This book will be of great value to legume breeders, scientists, nutritionists, academic

researchers, graduate students, farmers, traders and consumers in the developed and the developing world.


Crop Legumes Lentil Mutation Seed biodiversity ecology genetics

Editors and affiliations

  • Shyam S. Yadav
    • 1
  • David L. McNeil
    • 2
  • Philip C. Stevenson
    • 3
  1. 1.Indian Agricultural Research InstituteNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.University of TasmaniaTasmaniaAustralia
  3. 3.Natural Resource Institute, Kent, and Royal Botanic GardensKewU.K

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