The Search for Wild Relatives of Cool Season Legumes

  • Gideon Ladizinsky
  • Shahal Abbo

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Plant Science book series (BRIEFSPLANT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Gideon Ladizinsky, Shahal Abbo
    Pages 1-28
  3. Gideon Ladizinsky, Shahal Abbo
    Pages 29-53
  4. Gideon Ladizinsky, Shahal Abbo
    Pages 55-69
  5. Gideon Ladizinsky, Shahal Abbo
    Pages 71-76
  6. Gideon Ladizinsky, Shahal Abbo
    Pages 77-89
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 91-103

About this book

Introduction

This work is a result of 40 years of research, mainly by the authors, on wild relatives of seven important cool season legumes. The primary aim of this research was to identifying the potential of wild relatives of these legumes for breeding purposes. Studying the wild relatives of cool season legumes includes evaluation of their taxonomic status, their morphological variation, ecological requirements, exploration of their distribution, and seed collection in their natural habitats. These seeds were used for examining their protein profile as preliminary hints of their affinity to the cultigens. Plants grown from these seeds were used for establishing their karyotype, producing intra- and interspecific hybrids and analyses of their chromosome pairing at meiosis and fertility. The aim of these investigations was the identification of the potential wild gene pool of the domesticated forms. Assessment of genetic variation among accessions, particularly in the genus Lens, was made by isozymes and chloroplast DNA studies.

Keywords

Pulses domestication evolution legumes wild relatives

Authors and affiliations

  • Gideon Ladizinsky
    • 1
  • Shahal Abbo
    • 2
  1. 1.The RH Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food & EnvironmentThe Hebrew University of JerusalemRehovotIsrael
  2. 2.The RH Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food & EnvironmentThe Hebrew University of JerusalemRehovotIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-14505-1
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-14504-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-14505-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-1229
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-1210
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