About the book
Legume crops provide a significant sources of plant-based proteins for humans. Grain legumes have outstanding nutritional and nutraceutical properties, while they are affordable food that contributes to achieving future food and feed security.
Due to an increasing world population, global food security requires a major re-focusing of plant sciences, crop improvement and production agronomy towards grain legumes (pulse crops) over coming decades, with intensive research and development to identify climate-resilient species and cultivars with improved grain characteristics. In this context, genetic developments have played a critical role to increase crop production, whose applications will undoubtedly contribute to sustainable agriculture and food security.
This research topic aims to bring together a collection of outstanding studies for a better understanding of current improvements in agricultural and seed traits from both the biological (physiological and nutritional/nutraceutical) and genetic viewpoints. We welcome submissions of all types of articles falling under, but not limited to, the research topic highlighted in this book.