Improvement Strategies of Leguminosae Biotechnology

  • Pawan K. Jaiwal
  • Rana P. Singh

Part of the Focus on Biotechnology book series (FOBI, volume 10A)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. M. L. Mohan, K. V. Krishnamurthy
      Pages 23-63
    3. A. Ganapathi, V. R. Anbazhagan, S. Amutha, R. Prem Anand
      Pages 65-85
    4. P. Venkatachalam, N. Geetha, P. Priya, N. Jayabalan, G. Lakshmi Sita
      Pages 87-132
    5. Nalini Mallikarjuna
      Pages 155-171
  3. Nitrogen Metabolism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Hubert H. Felle
      Pages 175-189
    3. Niharika Shankar, H. S. Srivastava
      Pages 191-199
    4. Bertrand Hirel, Judith Harrison, Anis Limami
      Pages 201-220
  4. Abiotic and Biotic Stress Tolerance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Rana P. Singh, Usha, S. M. H. Rizvi, Sonia, Pawan K. Jaiwal
      Pages 223-243
    3. Rajani Jaiswal, P. Anand Kumar
      Pages 245-253
    4. R. Usha, K. Veluthambi
      Pages 255-268
    5. N. P. Singh, S. Datta, Bansa Singh
      Pages 269-277
  5. Product Quality Improvement

  6. Biodiversity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-301
    2. Peter Winter, Christina Staginnus, Prakash C. Sharma, Günter Kahl
      Pages 303-351
    3. K. Janardhanan, V. Vadivel, M. Pugalenthi
      Pages 353-405
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 407-411

About this book


Legumes include many very important crop plants that contribute critical protein to the diets of many around the world. Many important forages and green manure crops are legumes. Legumes are also large contributors to the vegetable oil and animal feed protein sectors. One characteristic of legumes that could become even more important as world energy sources decline and nitrogen fertilizer prices increase is nitrogen fixation, something few other plants can do. Thus legumes have a unique and important niche in agriculture. While some of the small seeded forage legumes have been relatively easy to work with in tissue culture as far as culture initiation, plant regeneration and transformation are concerned, most large seeded legumes, like soybean, have been recalcitrant. Today, however, many laboratories are inserting genes into soybean and producing unique plants for both commercial and scientific uses. These advancements have taken a large amount of research effort and still require time and labour.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Pawan K. Jaiwal
    • 1
  • Rana P. Singh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiosciencesM.D. UniversityRohtakIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6331-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0109-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1569-268X
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