Legumes have been part of agricultural production in several continents for thousands of years. They possess seeds rich in protein, oils and starches, and are a major crop for both human food and animal feed and forage. They can be used for soil improvement and be synthesised into various medicinal and nutriceutical compounds. Legumes have great potential for enhancing food security and mitigating the challenges of environmental degradation.
The 6th International Conference on Legume Genetics and Genomics will bring together scientists working on legume biology using genetic and genomic tools with those working on applied aspects and breeding of crop and pasture species. The meeting will focus on fundamental discoveries that enhance understanding of the unique traits of legumes, and review tools, resources and approaches to studying legume genome(s).
For additional information and registration, go to the conference website.