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16 - Pigeonpea: From an Orphan to a Leader in Food Legumes

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  05 June 2012

Paul Gepts
University of California, Davis
Thomas R. Famula
University of California, Davis
Robert L. Bettinger
University of California, Davis
Stephen B. Brush
University of California, Davis
Ardeshir B. Damania
University of California, Davis
Patrick E. McGuire
University of California, Davis
Calvin O. Qualset
University of California, Davis
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Biodiversity in Agriculture
Domestication, Evolution, and Sustainability
, pp. 361 - 374
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2012

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