Demonstrating the quantum leap genomics represents in technology, this book documents the initial research strategies, the development of genomic tools and resources, and the legume-community consensus on the research objectives that will guide the genomic characterization of major legume crops. The book presents this technical theme in a manner that helps readers answer the question, "What is genomics?" And finally, this book helps readers formulate an opinion on the question, "Why is genomic research needed?" The application of this technology in legume crop enhancement will ensure that U.S. agriculture remains competitive in domestic and global markets for legumes and legume crop products.

chapter 2|21 pages

An Introduction To Plant Genomics

chapter 3|30 pages

Legume Phylogeny

chapter 6|13 pages

Genomics and Genetic Enhancement of Peanut

chapter 8|19 pages

Medicago truncatula as a Model Legume

chapter 11|7 pages

The Gene Space of the Soybean Genome

chapter 13|30 pages

Genetic Engineering of Soybean

chapter 14|21 pages

Mapping and Sequencing the Soybean Genome

chapter 15|12 pages


chapter 16|16 pages

Soybean Microarrays

chapter 19|22 pages

Allergenic Reponses to Legume Proteins