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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 7 (Page no: 209)

Breeding and agronomy.

The breeding and agronomy of grain legumes is discussed under the following headings: current breeding goals; breeding techniques, including pedigree breeding, bulk selection and deviations from the pedigree and bulk methods; access to genetic variation, including germplasm banks, existing variation for the carbohydrates and newly identified genetic variation (starch, raffinose family of oligosaccharides and saponins); selection methods; physical screening methods, including near-infrared spectroscopy and mid-infrared spectroscopy; some agronomic considerations of carbohydrates, including during plant growth and development, and during seed development; and European registration requirements for new varieties, including background, agronomic characters, technological characters and chemical characters.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction. Author(s): Hedley, C.
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: 8 (Page no: 233) Strategies for manipulating grain legume carbohydrates. Author(s): Hedley, C.