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Legume Crops

Characterization and Breeding for Improved Food Security

Legumes are flowering plants found in most of the archeological records of plants. Legumes are efficiently used as food crops for humans and animals, pulps for paper and timber manufacturing, sources for fuel and oil production, ornamental plants, and cover crops such as cereals and other staple foods. Additionally, they can be utilized for other purposes, including the production of massive amounts of organic nitrogen. This book reviews the fundamental advances related to the characterization and breeding of legume crops for improved food security. Moreover, it sheds new light on the current research trends and future research directions related to legume crop studies. This book will provoke interest for various readers, researchers, and scientists, who may find this information useful for the advancement of legume productivity.

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Legume CropsCharacterization and Breeding for Improved Food SecurityEdited by Mohamed A. El-Esawi

Published: December 11th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73753

ISBN: 978-1-83968-087-8

Print ISBN: 978-1-83968-086-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83968-088-5

Copyright year: 2019

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1. Introductory Chapter: Characterization and Improvement of Legume Crops

By Mohamed A. El-Esawi


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2. Novel Therapeutic Uses of Legume Crops in Southern South America

By Renée Hersilia Fortunato, Virginia Fuentes Baluzzi, Fernando De Diego, Rodrigo T. Biagioni and Alejandro Daniel Esquivel


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3. Ethnomedicinal Values of Legume Plants in Pakistan

By Faisal Hussain and Farzana Usman


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4. Starch Granules from Cowpea, Black, and Carioca Beans in Raw and Cooked Forms

By Joyce Aparecida Tavares de Miranda, Lucia Maria Jaeger de Carvalho, Izabela Miranda de Castro, José Luiz Viana de Carvalho, André Luiz de Alcântara Guimarães and Ana Cláudia de Macêdo Vieira


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5. Mungbean (Vigna radiata L. Wilczek): Retrospect and Prospects

By Suhel Mehandi, Syed Mohd. Quatadah, Sudhakar Prasad Mishra, Indra Prakash Singh, Nagmi Praveen and Namrata Dwivedi


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6. The Productivity of Selected Species and Cultivars of Legumes Grown for Seeds in Organic Production System

By Księżak Jerzy and Bojarszczuk Jolanta


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7. Influence of Adjuvants on Efficacy of Postemergence Herbicides Commonly Used in Peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.)

By William James Grichar, Peter A. Dotray and Mark A. Matocha


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8. Breeding Elite Cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp] Varieties for Improved Food Security and Income in Africa: Opportunities and Challenges

By Ana Maria Figueira Gomes, Nascimento Nhantumbo, Manuela Ferreira-Pinto, Rafael Massinga, José C. Ramalho and Ana Ribeiro-Barros


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