The Asian Vigna: Genus Vigna subgenus Ceratotropis genetic resources by Norihiko TomookaThe Asian Vigna: Genus Vigna subgenus Ceratotropis genetic resources by Norihiko Tomooka

The Asian Vigna: Genus Vigna subgenus Ceratotropis genetic resources

byNorihiko Tomooka, D. Vaughan, Helen Moss

Paperback | November 5, 2012

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The Asian beans and grams, the species ofVigna(subgenusCeratotropis), include several legumes that are an essential component in the diets of a large proportion of Asia's population, and interest in these legumes is growing as ethnic cuisine spreads worldwide. However, this important group of legumes is little known compared to the closely relatedPhaseolusbeans and soybean. That deficiency is addressed for the first time in this fully illustrated comprehensive conservation, genetics, taxonomic, and agricultural monograph on the genetic resources of the AsianVigna. The book deals with the phylogeny of the group from the perspectives of morphological and molecular analyses,ex situandin situconservation, eco-geographical analyses, and research. In addition, morphological descriptions, keys, and eco-geographic details of each species in the group are provided. This genetic resources handbook and guide to the AsianVignawill be a valuable reference for agriculturists, conservationists, taxonomists, other scientists, and students interested in the legumes and plant genetic resources.
Title:The Asian Vigna: Genus Vigna subgenus Ceratotropis genetic resourcesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:270 pagesPublished:November 5, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401039348

ISBN - 13:9789401039345

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction. 2. Biosystematic Background. 3. Genetic Resources. 4. Species Conspectus. 5. Eco-Geographic Analysis. 6. Research and Future Perspectives. Appendix I: Vigna subgenus Ceratotropis taxa synonymized checklist. Appendix II: Specimen citation - herbarium specimens. References. Index to Scientific Names. Index.