Legumes include many very important crop plants that contribute very critical protein to the diets of both humans and animals around the world. Their unique ability to fix atmospheric nitrogen in association with Rhizobia enriches soil fertility, and establishes the importance of their niche in agriculture. Divided into two volumes, this work presents an up-to-date analysis of in vitro and recombinant DNA technologies for the improvement of grain, forage and tree legumes.
Volume 10B presents the current state and future prospects of in vitro regeneration and genetic transformation expression and stability of transgenes modification of traits in almost all the important legumes, for example: soybean; peanut; pea; french bean; chick pea; pigeon pea; cowpea; mung bean; black gram; azuki bean; lentil; Lathyrus; lupinus; Lotus spp; Medicago spp; Trifolium spp; Winged bean; Guar; and tree legumes for their improvement.
Part I: Grain Legumes. 1. Recent advances in soybean transformation; R.D. Dinkins, M.S. Srinivsa Reddy, C.A. Meurer, C.T. Redmond, G.B. Collins. 2. Genetic transformation in pea; J.E. Grant, P.A. Cooper. 3. Genetic transformation of common bean by particle bombardment; F.J.L. Aragão. 4. In vitro regeneration and genetic transformation of pigeonpea; N. Dolendro Singh, P.A. Kumar, P.K. Jaiwal. 5. In vitro regeneration and genetic transformation of chickpea; S. Rana P. Singh, K.K. Sharma, P.K. Jaiwal. 6. In vitro regeneration and genetic transformation of cowpea, mungbean, urdbean and azuki bean; L. Sahoo, T. Sugla, P.K. Jaiwal. 7. In vitro regeneration and genetic transformation of Vicea species; T. Pickardt. 8. In vitro regeneration and genetic transformation of lentil; A. Gulati, A. McHughen. 9. Transformation and regeneration of guar; M. Joersbo. 10. In vitro regeneration of winged bean; S. Dutta Gupta. 11. Regeneration and genetic transformation in peanut: current status and future prospects; S. Eapen. 12. Microprojectile-mediated transformation of peanut; S. Eapen. 13. Transformation of lupins; C.A. Atkins, P.M.C. Smith. 14. Nutritional improvement of lupin seed protein using gene technology; L. Molvig, L.M. Tabe, J. Hamblin, V. RAvindran, W.L. Bryden, C.L. White, T.J.V. Higgins.
Part II: Forage Legumes. 15. Genetic transformation of Medicago species; R.J. Rose, K.E. Nolan, Chen Niu. 16.Molecular genetics of white clover; K.J. Webb, M.T. Abberton, S.R. Young. 17. Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of Lotus species; P. Oger, Y. Dessaux.
Part III: Tree Legumes. 18. Regeneration and genetic transformation of tree legumes with special reference to Albizzia species; P. Khurana, J. Khurana, M. Jani. 19. Regeneration and genetic transformation of tree legumes with special reference to Leucaena species; S. Rastogi, U.N. Dwivedi. Index.