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Carbohydrates in grain legume seeds. Improving nutritional quality and agronomic characteristics.

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This book is the result of a combined effort from scientists covering many disciplines interacting within a European Union-funded Copernicus project entitled 'Carbohydrate Biotechnology Network for Grain Legumes' (CABINET). The CABINET project linked 30 participants from 14 countries across Europe, including states of the former Soviet Union. The 8 chapters provide information on carbohydrate chem...


Chapter 1 (Page no: 1)


This introductory chapter to this book on seed carbohydrates of grain legumes provides background information on the following subjects: the grain legumes; grain legume production; grain legume composition; and grain legume carbohydrates. A list is provided on the common grain legumes grown in the world and their uses. Data are tabulated on: the proportion of cultivated land used for legume production in different countries; grain legume yields by country; food and feed uses of grain legumes in the European Union; grain legume share in protein crops and protein requirement for animal production within the European Union; grain legumes used for animal feed in Europe; consumption of grain legumes for human nutrition; protein, oil and carbohydrate composition of grain legumes seeds; and carbohydrate composition of grain legumes.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 2 (Page no: 15) Carbohydrate chemistry. Author(s): Kadlec, P. Bjergegaard, C. Gulewicz, K. Horbowicz, M. Jones, A. Kintia, P. Kratchanov, C. Kratchanova, M. Lewandowicz, G. Soral-Smietana, M. Sorensen, H. Urban, J.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 61) Nutrition. Author(s): Kozlowska, H. Aranda, P. Dostalova, J. Frias, J. Lopez-Jurado, M. Pokorny, J. Urbano, G. Vidal-Valverde, C. Zdyunczyk, Z.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 89) Processing. Author(s): Bogracheva, T. Cserhalmi, Z. Czukor, B. Fornal, J. Schuster-Gajzágó, I. Kovács, E. T. Lewandowicz, G. Soral-Smietana, M.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 117) Seed physiology and biochemistry. Author(s): Górecki, R. J. Fordoñski, G. Halmajan, H. Horbowicz, M. Jones, R. G. Lahuta, L. B.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 145) Biotechnology. Author(s): Kuchuk, N. Griga, M. Kosturkova, G. Ilieva-Stoilova, M.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 209) Breeding and agronomy. Author(s): Engqvist, G. Ambrose, M. Chekalin, N. Chekrygin, P. Kalev, S. Mrskos, M. Ranalli, P. Scurtu, I.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 233) Strategies for manipulating grain legume carbohydrates. Author(s): Hedley, C.

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