Bacterial Artificial Chromosome Libraries of Pulse Crops: Characteristics and Applications.

Yu, K. (2012). "Bacterial Artificial Chromosome Libraries of Pulse Crops: Characteristics and Applications."

Abstract

Pulse crops are considered minor on a global scale despite their nutritional value for human consumption. Therefore, they are relatively less extensively studied in comparison with the major crops. The need to improve pulse crop production and quality will increase with the increasing global demand for food security and people‟s awareness of nutritious food. The improvement of pulse crops will require fully utilizing all their genetic resources. Bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) libraries of pulse crops are essential genomic resources that have the potential to accelerate gene discovery and enhance molecular breeding in these crops. Here, we review the availability, characteristics, applications and potential applications of the BAC libraries of pulse crops.

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