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Legume Crops

Mirza Hasanuzzaman

Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University


Fabaceae Legumes Food Crops Crop Science Crop Management Green Manures Crop Diversity Sustainable Agriculture Soil Fertility Soil Health Biofertilizers Phytoremediation

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Legumes, the members of Fabaceae family mainly comprise of herbaceous plants including some shrubs and few trees. Legumes rank second in both production and nutritional aspects globally after cereals. They also contain many other mineral components in significant amounts. This is why legumes are considered to be an economically feasible source of protein compared to the animal source ones, particularly in developing countries. Legumes not only have beneficial roles as human food but they are also known to have promising positive effects on soil properties. Legumes are being categorized as restorative crop, green manuring crop or cover crop in agronomic studies. In addition to that, legumes have also demonstrated to have moderate tolerance properties under different abiotic stress condition. This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the various aspects of legumes – their biology, uses, production techologies, and adaptation under climate change.

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Mirza Hasanuzzaman

Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University

Dr. Mirza Hasanuzzaman is Professor of Agronomy at Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He completed his Ph.D. at Ehime University, Japan. Later, he completed his postdoctoral research at the Center of Molecular Biosciences, University of the Ryukyus, Japan, as a recipient of a JSPS postdoctoral fellowship. He was also awarded the Australian Government’s Endeavour Research Fellowship as an Adjunct Senior Researcher at the University of Tasmania, Australia. Dr. Hasanuzzaman’s current work is focuses on the physiological and molecular mechanisms of environmental stress tolerance. He has published over 100 articles. He is an editor and reviewer for more than 50 peer-reviewed international journals and was a recipient of the ‘Publons Peer Review Award 2017 and 2018.’ He has been honored by the World Academy of Science Young Scientist Award (2014).

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