Collection Strategies for Food Legumes

Pundir, R P S and Mengesha, M H (1991) Collection Strategies for Food Legumes. In: International Workshop on Genetic Resources of Cool-season Pasture, Forage, and Food Legumes for Semi-arid Temperate Environments, 19-24 Jun 1987, Cairo, Egypt.

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Food legumes are consumed as dry seeds, green seeds or the green pods with irmture seeds inside. They are rich i n protein and thus form a natural supplement to carbhydrate-rich foods. This paper addresses the principles of germplasm collection, with reference mainly to one important cool season food legume, chickpea (-Cicer a rietinum L.). Th i s species is known to have originated in Turkey, 'and the crop i s now cultivated under a much wider range of climatic conditions than occurs in that country, i.e., from temperate to subtropical. Chickpea is a self-pollinated crop. Germplasm accessions of chickpea are collected from dry seeds. Collection strategies and some guidelines are discussed in this paper. Other crops are referred to as examples of special cases or uses.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Others > Food Legumes
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2011 13:40
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