Applied Microbiology: Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2471-9315

Xuxiao Zong

Institute Sciences of Crop Sciences, Chinese Academy of Agricultural, Zhongguancun South Avenue No.12, Haidian District, Beijing 100081, P. R, China

  • Review Article   
    Going Back to Chickpea and its Symbionts: A Review
    Author(s): Junjie Zhang*, Wenfeng Chen, Raghvendra Pratap Singh, Yimin Shang, Shanshan Peng, Shuo Li, Tao Yang, Xuxiao Zong and Wenxin Chen

    Chickpea, Cicer arietinum L., is an inexpensive, important, old and worldwide pulse crop consumed widely, with two distinct cultivated types of cultivar Desi and Kabuli. Chickpea is grown in over 50 countries across the Indian subcontinent, North Africa, the Middle East, southern Europe, the Americas, Australia and China. It is a good source of carbohydrates and protein, together constituting about 80% of the total dry seed mass. Chickpea consumption is reported to have several positive physiological and health benefits and might reduce the risk of chronic diseases and optimize health. Therefore, chickpeas could potentially be considered as a ‘functional food’ in addition to their accepted role of providing proteins and fiber. During the past two decades, rhizobial diversity associated with chickpea has been studied extensively in several countries, in Europe, Asia, and Oc.. View More»

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