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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title The Search for Wild Relatives of Cool Season Legumes [electronic resource] /
Type EBOOK
Author Ladizinsky, Gideon.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Abbo, Shahal.
Publisher Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2015
Call Number SB123-123.5; S494.5.B563
ISBN 9783319145051
Subjects Life sciences. ; Ecology. ; Plant breeding.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-14505-1
Collation IX, 103 p. 9 illus., 4 illus. in color. online resource.
Notes
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
The Lens Genus -- The Annual Species of the Cicer Genus -- The Pisum Genus -- Legumes with No Documented Genetic Relatives -- Fodder Crops. This work is a result of 40 years of research, mainly by the authors, on wild relatives of seven important cool season legumes. The primary aim of this research was to identifying the potential of wild relatives of these legumes for breeding purposes. Studying the wild relatives of cool season legumes includes evaluation of their taxonomic status, their morphological variation, ecological requirements, exploration of their distribution, and seed collection in their natural habitats. These seeds were used for examining their protein profile as preliminary hints of their affinity to the cultigens. Plants grown from these seeds were used for establishing their karyotype, producing intra- and interspecific hybrids and analyses of their chromosome pairing at meiosis and fertility. The aim of these investigations was the identification of the potential wild gene pool of the domesticated forms. Assessment of genetic variation among accessions, particularly in the genus Lens, was made by isozymes and chloroplast DNA studies.