Pulse Improvement

Physiological, Molecular and Genetic Perspectives

  • Shabir Hussain Wani
  • Mukesh Jain

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Manisha Goyal, Jitender Singh, Pankaj Kumr, Anil Sirohi
    Pages 1-11
  3. Javaid Akhter Bhat, S. M. Shivaraj, Sajad Ali, Zahoor Ahmad Mir, Aminul Islam, Rupesh Deshmukh
    Pages 13-55
  4. Jeffrey N. Wilson, Ratan Chopra
    Pages 57-76
  5. Titash Dutta, Nageswara Rao Reddy Neelapu, Shabir H. Wani, Surekha Challa
    Pages 77-98
  6. Aditya Banerjee, Puja Ghosh, Aryadeep Roychoudhury
    Pages 99-108
  7. Reetika Mahajan, Aejaz Ahmad Dar, Shazia Mukthar, Sajad Majeed Zargar, Susheel Sharma
    Pages 109-136
  8. Santisree Parankusam, Sricindhuri Katamreddy, Pradeep Reddy Bommineni, Pooja Bhatnagar-Mathur, Kiran K. Sharma
    Pages 137-173
  9. Alok Das, Prateek Singh, Neetu Singh Kushwah, Shallu Thakur, Meenal Rathore, Aditya Pratap et al.
    Pages 175-189
  10. Poonam Mehra, Ajit Pal Singh, Jyoti Bhadouria, Lokesh Verma, Poonam Panchal, Jitender Giri
    Pages 191-217
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 235-241

About this book


Advances in molecular biology and genome research in the form of molecular breeding and genetic engineering put forward innovative prospects for improving productivity of many pulses crops.  Pathways have been discovered, which include regulatory elements that modulate stress responses (e.g., transcription factors and protein kinases) and functional genes, which guard the cells (e.g., enzymes for generating protective metabolites and proteins). In addition, numerous quantitative trait loci (QTLs) associated with elevated stress tolerance have been cloned, resulting in the detection of critical genes for stress tolerance. Together these networks can be used to enhance stress tolerance in pulses. This book summarizes recent advances in pulse research for increasing productivity, improving biotic and abiotic stress tolerance, and enhancing nutritional quality.


Pulses Year of Pulses Food and Agriculture Organization Crop Science Pulse breeders stress responsiveness Pulse Biotechnology biotic and abiotic stress tolerance Whole genome sequencing functional genomics

Editors and affiliations

  • Shabir Hussain Wani
    • 1
  • Mukesh Jain
    • 2
  1. 1.Mountain Research Centre for Field CropsKhudwani, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of KashmirSrinagarIndia
  2. 2.School of Computational & Integrative SciencesJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia

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