Taxonomy of grain legumes

Polhill, R M and van der Maesen, L J G (1985) Taxonomy of grain legumes. In: Grain legume crops. Sheridan House Inc, pp. 3-36. ISBN 0003830373

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The taxonomy; of grain legumes is relatively uncomplicated compared to that of cereals, brassicas and some other groups of plants because, in general, only limited gene pools have been available for selection and subsequent plant breeding. Then again, intergeneric legume hybrids are not known in nature and artificial crosses attempting to create them are seldom, if ever, successful [64]. Indeed, the genetic barriers between species and species groups are often substantial [86,87]. The classification' of interfertile species and infraspecific variants is inherently more difficult and the taxonomic situation in grain legumes is not exceptional. In some instances the available information would now seem to justify updating of the taxonomic framework.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Grain legumes, Legume Crops, Crop improvement, Taxonomy
Subjects: Others > Legume Crops
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2017 10:19
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2017 10:19
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