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The Mungbean Genome

  • Ramakrishnan M. Nair
  • Roland Schafleitner
  • Suk-Ha Lee

Part of the Compendium of Plant Genomes book series (CPG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Ramakrishnan Nair, Pepijn Schreinemachers
    Pages 1-8
  3. Gayacharan, Sunil Archak, Kavita Gupta, Veena Gupta, Vandana Tyagi, Kuldeep Singh
    Pages 9-25
  4. Yu Takahashi, Norihiko Tomooka
    Pages 27-41
  5. Harsh Kumar Dikshit, Gyan Prakash Mishra, Prakit Somta, Tun Shwe, A. K. M. M. Alam, Tejinderjit S. Bains et al.
    Pages 43-54
  6. Aditya Pratap, Col Douglas, Umashanker Prajapati, Gita Kumari, Abdul Rasheed War, Rakhi Tomar et al.
    Pages 55-80
  7. Col Douglas, Aditya Pratap, Bindumadhava Hanumantha Rao, B. Manu, Sonali Dubey, Parikshit Singh et al.
    Pages 81-96
  8. Roland Schafleitner
    Pages 107-124
  9. Yang Jae Kang, Jungmin Ha
    Pages 125-131
  10. Kularb Laosatit, Prakit Somta, Xin Chen, Peerasak Srinives
    Pages 133-167
  11. Thomas J. Noble, Brett Williams, Thi My Linh Hoang, Sudipta Shekhar Das Bhowmik, Grace Zi Hao Tan, Sagadevan Mundree
    Pages 169-179
  12. Roland Schafleitner, Ramakrishnan M. Nair
    Pages 181-191

About this book


This book reports on the current global status of mungbean and its economic importance. Mungbean (Vigna radiata)—also called green gram—is an important food and cash crop in the rice-based farming systems of South and Southeast Asia, but is also grown in other parts of the world. Its short duration, low input requirement and high global demand make mungbean an ideal rotation crop for smallholder farmers. The book describes mungbean collections maintained by various organizations and their utilization, especially with regard to adapting mungbean to new environments. It provides an overview of the progress made in breeding for tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses; nutritional quality enhancement including genomics approaches; and outlines future challenges for mungbean cultivation. In addition, genomic approaches to evaluating the evolutionary relationship between Vigna species and addressing questions concerning domestication, adaptation and genotype–phenotype relationships are also discussed


molecular breeding comparative genomics Vigna radiata green gram legume genomics abiotic stress tolerance Vigna genomics

Editors and affiliations

  • Ramakrishnan M. Nair
    • 1
  • Roland Schafleitner
    • 2
  • Suk-Ha Lee
    • 3
  1. 1.World Vegetable CenterICRISAT CampusHyderabadIndia
  2. 2.World Vegetable CenterShanhua, TainanTaiwan
  3. 3.College of Agriculture and Life SciencesSeoul National UniversitySeoulKorea (Republic of)

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