Advances in Plant Breeding Strategies: Legumes

Volume 7

  • Jameel M. Al-Khayri
  • Shri Mohan Jain
  • Dennis V. Johnson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Lixia Wang, Jie Wang, Xuzhen Cheng
    Pages 1-23
  3. Farrukh Azeem, Muhammad Junaid Bilal, Usman Ijaz, Muhammad Zubair, Ijaz Rasul, Muhammad Jawad Asghar et al.
    Pages 25-52
  4. Aamir Raina, Samiullah Khan, Mohammad Rafiq Wani, Rafiul Amin Laskar, Waseem Mushtaq
    Pages 53-112
  5. Aravind Kumar Jukanti, Rakesh Pathak, Chiranjeevi Mushyam
    Pages 113-149
  6. Oswalt R. Jiménez
    Pages 151-200
  7. Ousmane Boukar, Abou Togola, Siva Chamarthi, Nouhoun Belko, Haruki Ishikawa, Kanako Suzuki et al.
    Pages 201-243
  8. Xuxiao Zong, Tao Yang, Rong Liu
    Pages 245-286
  9. Panichayil V. Vaijayanthi, Chandrakant, Sampangi Ramesh
    Pages 287-318
  10. Rafiul Amin Laskar, Samiullah Khan, Chitta Ranjan Deb, Nasya Tomlekova, Mohammad Rafiq Wani, Aamir Raina et al.
    Pages 319-369
  11. Jungmin Ha, Suk-Ha Lee
    Pages 371-407
  12. Rachit K. Saxena, K. B. Saxena, Rajeev K. Varshney
    Pages 409-429
  13. Edwin J. Anderson, Md Liakat Ali, William D. Beavis, Pengyin Chen, Tom Elmo Clemente, Brian W. Diers et al.
    Pages 431-516
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 517-522

About this book


Plant breeders and geneticists are under constant pressure to sustain and expand food production by using innovative breeding strategies and introducing minor crops, which are well adapted to marginal lands, provide a source of nutrition, and have abiotic and biotic stress tolerance, to feed an ever-increasing human population. The basic concept of this book is to examine the use of innovative methods augmenting traditional plant breeding towards the improvement and development of new crop varieties, under the increasingly limiting environmental and cultivation factors, to achieve sustainable agricultural production and enhanced food security. In addition to developing improved crops for innovative industrial products such as pharmaceuticals and food additives, biofuels, oils and textiles. Three volumes of this book series were published in 2015, 2016 and 2018, respectively: Volume 1. Breeding, Biotechnology and Molecular Tools; Volume 2. Agronomic, Abiotic and Biotic Stress Traits and Volume 3. Fruits. In 2019, the following four volumes are concurrently being published: Volume 4. Nut and Beverage Crops, Volume 5. Cereals, Volume 6. Industrial and Food Crops and Volume 7. Legumes. This Volume 7, subtitled Legumes, focuses on advances in breeding strategies using both traditional and modern approaches for the improvement of individual legume crops. Included in this volume are Adzuki bean, Black gram, Chickpea Cluster bean, Common bean, Cowpea, Faba bean, Hyacinth bean, Lentil, Mung bean, Pigeonpea and Soybean. Chapters are written by 57 internationally reputable scientists from 9 countries and subjected to a review process to assure quality presentation and scientific accuracy. Each chapter begins with an introduction covering related backgrounds and provides in-depth discussion of the subject supported with 81 high quality color figures, and relevant data in 47 tables. The chapter concludes with recommendations for future research directions, appendixes of genetic resources and concerned research institutes and a comprehensive list of pertinent references to facilitate further reading. This book series is a valuable resource for advanced students, researchers, scientists, commercial producers and seed companies as well as consultants and policymakers interested in agriculture, particularly in modern breeding technologies.


Biotechnology Genetic improvement Plant breeding Tissue culture Molecular biology

Editors and affiliations

  • Jameel M. Al-Khayri
    • 1
  • Shri Mohan Jain
    • 2
  • Dennis V. Johnson
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Agricultural BiotechnologyKing Faisal UniversityAl HassaSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.University of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  3. 3.CincinnatiUSA

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