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Pulses, Sugar and Tuber Crops

  • Chittaranjan Kole
  • The huge amount of information hitherto dispersed in journals is now available in a clearly structured reference work

  • This herculean work will be useful for generations to come, Guenter Blobel says of the project

  • An invaluable work that will promote further genomic research


Part of the Genome Mapping and Molecular Breeding in Plants book series (GENMAPP, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIV
  2. Phillip N. Miklas, Shree P. Singh
    Pages 1-31
  3. Pea
    K. E. McPhee
    Pages 33-47
  4. Michael P. Timko, Jeff D. Ehlers, Philip A. Roberts
    Pages 49-67
  5. C. J. Lambrides, I. D. Godwin
    Pages 69-90
  6. R. Ford, Rubeena , R. J. Redden, M. Materne, P. W. J. Taylor
    Pages 91-108
  7. Paul W. J. Taylor, Rebecca Ford
    Pages 109-121
  8. Beata Skiba, Allison M. Gurung, Edwin C. K. Pang
    Pages 123-132
  9. Milind B. Ratnaparkhe, Vidya S. Gupta
    Pages 133-145
  10. Peter J. Maughan, Alejandro Bonifacio, Craig E. Coleman, Eric N. Jellen, Mikel R. Stevens, Daniel J. Fairbanks
    Pages 147-158
  11. S. Basu, J. A. Roberts, S. N. Azam-Ali, S. Mayes
    Pages 159-173
  12. Giovanni Cordeiro, Ouzi Amouyal, Frances Eliott, Robert Henry
    Pages 175-203
  13. Dan Milbourne, Barnaly Pande, Glenn J. Bryan
    Pages 205-236
  14. Umesh K. Reddy, George T. Bates, Janice Ryan-Bohac, Padma Nimmakayala
    Pages 237-247
  15. Y. Lokko, E. Okogbenin, C. Mba, A. Dixon, A. Raji, M. Fregene
    Pages 249-269
  16. H. D. Mignouna, M. M. Abang, R. Asiedu
    Pages 271-296
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 297-306

About this book


Genome Mapping and Molecular Breeding in Plants presents the current status of the elucidation and improvement of plant genomes of economic interest. The focus is on genetic and physical mapping, positioning, cloning, monitoring of desirable genes by molecular breeding and the most recent advances in genomics. The series comprises seven volumes: Cereals and Millets; Oilseeds; Pulses, Sugar and Tuber Crops; Fruits and Nuts; Vegetables; Technical Crops; and Forest Trees.

Pulses, Sugar and Tuber Crops includes reviews in 15 chapters contributed by 47 eminent scientists from 10 countries. The chapters on common bean, pea, cowpea, sugarcane and potato include comprehensive reviews of voluminous research findings. Fundamental aspects and molecular results are presented for eight ‘orphan crops’ of high agroeconomic importance, including mungbean, lentil, chickpea, lathyrus, pigeonpea, sweet potato, cassava and yam. Additionally, works on quinoa and Bambara groundnut are reviewed for the first time.


Economic plants Field crops Gene maps Plant breeding bean breeding cloning crops genes genome genome mapping oilseed pea

Editors and affiliations

  • Chittaranjan Kole
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of HorticultureThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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