SpringerBriefs in Plant Science

The Search for Wild Relatives of Cool Season Legumes

Authors: Ladizinsky, Gideon, Abbo, Shahal

  • Brings together research findings that have been accumulated during the last 40 years, mainly by the authors, on wild relatives of cool season legumes
  • Indicates the wild relatives of lentil, chickpea, common and bitter vetch that can be exploited for breeding
  • Presents biological evidence that pulse domestication proceeded in a unique course, already in the wild
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About this book

​The study of origin and domestication of legumes described in this book emerged when it became apparent that while this kind of information is adequate for cereals, the pulses lagged behind. At the end of the 1960s the senior author initiated a study on the chickpea's wild relatives followed by similar attempts for broad bean, fenugreek, common vetch, bitter vetch, and lentil. The junior author joined the project in the late 1980s with a study of the genetics of interspecific hybrid embryo abortion in lentil and later has extensively investigated chickpea domestication and wild peas. While this book mainly describes our research findings, pertinent results obtained by others are also discussed and evaluated. Studying the wild relatives of legumes included evaluation of their taxonomic status, their morphological variation, ecological requirements, exploration of their distribution, and seed collection in their natural habitats. Seeds were examined for their protein profile as preliminary hints of their affinity to the cultigens and 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. The main findings include the discovery of the chickpea wild progenitor; studies of lentil in three crossability groups; wild peas proceeded in two lines of study; faba bean and fenugreek and their wild progenitors have not yet been identified; common vetch and its related form were treated here as an aggregate (A. sativa); we found gene flow between members of different karyotypes is possible; bitter vetch and its relation to the domesticated form were established by breeding experiments.

About the authors

Dr. Gideon Ladizinsky serves as professor emeritus of Genetics and Plant Breeding  for The Hebew University of Jerusalem. His research interests include evolution of cultivated crops, chromosomal and genetic diversity in wild relatives, the anatomy and genetics of interspecific hybrid embryo abortion, and gene transfer between wild tetraploid oats and the cultivated hexaploid varieties.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • The Lens Genus

    Ladizinsky, Gideon (et al.)

    Pages 1-28

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  • The Annual Species of the Cicer Genus

    Ladizinsky, Gideon (et al.)

    Pages 29-53

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  • The Pisum Genus

    Ladizinsky, Gideon (et al.)

    Pages 55-69

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  • Legumes with No Documented Genetic Relatives

    Ladizinsky, Gideon (et al.)

    Pages 71-76

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  • Fodder Crops

    Ladizinsky, Gideon (et al.)

    Pages 77-89

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Search for Wild Relatives of Cool Season Legumes
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Plant Science
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-14505-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-14505-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-14504-4
Series ISSN
2192-1229
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 103
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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