Biology and breeding of food legumes by Aditya Pratap, Jitendra Kumar

By Aditya Pratap, Jitendra Kumar

Nutrition legumes are vital elements of human and animal meals, delivering prime quality proteins an important for a balanced nutrition. those vegetation additionally play an incredible function in low-input agricultural creation structures by means of solving atmospheric nitrogen. regardless of systematic and non-stop breeding efforts by means of legume researchers around the globe, vast genetic earnings haven't been completed. those concerns require fast recognition, and total, a paradigm shift is required in breeding concepts to reinforce our conventional crop development courses. To this finish, Biology and Breeding of nutrients Legumes presents broad details on their historical past, foundation, evolution and botany, in addition to breeding targets and strategies, dietary development, commercial makes use of, post-harvest know-how and up to date advancements made via biotechnological intervention.

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