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Among grain legumes, high protein grass pea (Lathyrus sativus L.
Biotechnological approaches for improvement of grass pea are limited due to recalcitrant nature of grass pea (Khawar et al., 2010; Barpete et al., 2014 a, b).
This study reports effects of reduced light i ntensity and phytagel on regeneration from binodal stem explant of grass pea for the first time.
Seed sterilization, explant selection and shoot multiplication: The seeds of grass pea cv.
Recent progress on genetic analysis of novel mutants and aneuploid research in grass pea (Lathyrus sativus L.).
Reciprocal translocations in grass pea (Lathyrus sativus L.).
Allozyme variations in leaf esterase and root peroxidase isozymes and linkage with dwarfing genes in induced dwarf mutants of grass pea (Lathyrus sativus L.).
During prolonged droughts, when alternative crops shrivel, people often make the grass pea a dietary staple.
Crippling at least 2,000 people, it was triggered by the drought of 1995 and 1996, which wiped out nearly all local crops other than the grass pea. This episode proved so serious that nearly one in five affected individuals was left "a crawler," the researchers noted--meaning the victim lost all ability to walk.
Her field investigations show that villagers continue to eat the grass pea despite being "very aware" that it can cause debilitating disease.