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Emerging Technologies and Management of Crop Stress Tolerance by Saiema Rasool, Parvaiz Ahmad

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Chapter 1

Improvement of Legume Crop Production Under Environmental Stresses Through Biotechnological Intervention

Adeena Shafique, Sammia Rehman, Azka Khan and Alvina Gul Kazi

Legumes belonging to the family Fabaceae hold immense importance in kingdom Plantae and are ranked third in the world for crop production. Legumes contribute to the protein diet of humans and are an essential part of forage and green manure crops. They are also important contributors of vegetable oil and animal feed protein. For a long time, legumes have been known as the “soil building crops” because the biological, physical, and chemical properties of soil are markedly improved when legumes are grown in it. One characteristic that sets them apart is their ability to ...

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