The Asian Vigna

Genus Vigna subgenus Ceratotropis genetic resources

  • Norihiko Tomooka
  • Duncan A. Vaughan
  • Helen Moss
  • Nigel Maxted

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Norihiko Tomooka, Duncan A. Vaughan, Helen Moss, Nigel Maxted
    Pages 1-7
  3. Norihiko Tomooka, Duncan A. Vaughan, Helen Moss, Nigel Maxted
    Pages 9-28
  4. Norihiko Tomooka, Duncan A. Vaughan, Helen Moss, Nigel Maxted
    Pages 29-55
  5. Norihiko Tomooka, Duncan A. Vaughan, Helen Moss, Nigel Maxted
    Pages 57-163
  6. Norihiko Tomooka, Duncan A. Vaughan, Helen Moss, Nigel Maxted
    Pages 165-178
  7. Norihiko Tomooka, Duncan A. Vaughan, Helen Moss, Nigel Maxted
    Pages 179-207
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 209-270

About this book

Introduction

The Asian beans and grams, the species of Vigna (subgenus Ceratotropis), include several legumes that are an essential component in the diets of a large proportion of Asia's population, and interest in these legumes is growing as ethnic cuisine spreads worldwide. However, this important group of legumes is little known compared to the closely related Phaseolus beans and soybean. That deficiency is addressed for the first time in this fully illustrated comprehensive conservation, genetics, taxonomic, and agricultural monograph on the genetic resources of the Asian Vigna. The book deals with the phylogeny of the group from the perspectives of morphological and molecular analyses, ex situ and in situ conservation, eco-geographical analyses, and research. In addition, morphological descriptions, keys, and eco-geographic details of each species in the group are provided. This genetic resources handbook and guide to the Asian Vigna will be a valuable reference for agriculturists, conservationists, taxonomists, other scientists, and students interested in the legumes and plant genetic resources.

Keywords

genetics herbar phylogeny plant soybean

Authors and affiliations

  • Norihiko Tomooka
    • 1
  • Duncan A. Vaughan
    • 1
  • Helen Moss
    • 2
  • Nigel Maxted
    • 3
  1. 1.National Institute of Agrobiological SciencesTsukubaJapan
  2. 2.West VancouverCanada
  3. 3.University of BirminghamBirminghamUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-0314-8
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-3934-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0314-8
  • About this book
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