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Type: Journal article
Title: Faba bean genomics: current status and future prospects
Author: Alghamdi, S.
Migdadi, H.
Ammar, M.
Paull, J.
Siddique, K.
Citation: Euphytica: international journal on plant breeding, 2012; 186(3):609-624
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publ
Issue Date: 2012
ISSN: 0014-2336
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Salem S. Alghamdi, Hussein M. Migdadi, Megahed H. Ammar, Jeffrey G. Paull and K.H.M. Siddique
Abstract: Faba bean represents a crucial source of protein for food, especially for Mediterranean countries, and local demand for faba bean grains is increasing. The crop is also gaining increased attention as an elite candidate for conservation agriculture. However, the complexity of the faba genome has made progress in breeding programs and molecular studies relatively slow compared with other legume crops. Recent advances in plant genomics have made it feasible to understand complex genomes such as faba bean. With the increase of faba bean consumption in the Middle East region, there is an urgent need to develop elite faba genotypes suitable for arid and semi arid environments, with high yield potential and acceptable nutritional quality. This article highlights the recent advances in legume and faba genomics and its potential to contribute to the above mentioned goal. Emphasis is given on prospects on faba improvements strategies from the Middle East point of view.
Keywords: Faba bean
QTL Functional genomics
genetic diversity
A biotic stress
Rights: © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012
DOI: 10.1007/s10681-012-0658-4
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