Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Legumes Research- Volume 2

Jose Carlos Jimenez-Lopez

Spanish National Research Council

A pioneering researcher in legume seed proteins physiological and nutraceutical functions, appointed as Ramon y Cajal research fellow and tenured scientist at CSIC; AEL board member and holder of two registered patents.


Alfonso Clemente

Spanish National Research Council

Scientist at the Spanish National Research Council, President of the Spanish Legume Association, and Author of more than 120 scientific manuscripts who has been working in legume seeds research for the last 20 years.


Orphan Crops Sustainable Agriculture SNPs Legume Breeding Genetic Diversity Functional Foods Seed Compounds Food Security Food Allergy Abiotic & Biotic Stresses Crop Resilience Fungal Pathogens

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Legume crops provide 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 the 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.

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Jose Carlos Jimenez-Lopez

Spanish National Research Council

Dr. Jose C. Jimenez-Lopez, BS. Biochemistry (1998), BS. Biological Sciences (2001), MS. Agricultural Sciences (2004), University of Granada, Spain; and Ph.D. Plant Cell Biology (2008) at CSIC. He was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Purdue University, USA (2008-2011), and Marie Curie Research Fellow (EU - FP7) (2012-2015) at the University of Western Australia and CSIC. Currently, he is a Senior Research Fellow (Ramon y Cajal research program, 2016 - present), working in the functionality, health benefits, and molecular allergy aspects of seed proteins from crop species of agro-industrial interest (mainly legumes). He is the author of more than 65 journal articles, 29 book chapters, 2 patents, and more than 130 international congresses. He is an active member of different Scientific Societies and editor of multiple books.

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