Publications

BOOKS

The Common Bean Genome

Eds: M., Pérez de la Vega, M., Santalla, F, Marsolais. 2017.
In: Springer. ISBN: 978-3-319-63524-8
Chapter 5. Genetic mapping and QTL analysis in common bean.  A.M. González, F.J. Yuste-Lisbona, A. Fernández-Lozano, R. Lozano, M. Santalla.

This book provides insights into the genetics and the latest advances in genomics research on the common bean, offering a timely overview of topics that are pertinent for future developments in legume genomics. The common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is the most important grain legume crop for food consumption worldwide, as well as a model for legume research, and the availability of the genome sequence has completely changed the paradigm of the ongoing research on the species. 

Key topics covered include the numerous genetic and genomic resources, available tools, the identified genes and quantitative trait locus (QTL) identified, and there is a particular emphasis on domestication. It is a valuable resource for students and researchers interested in the genetics and genomics of the common bean and legumes in general.

Phaseolus vulgaris

De Ron, A. M., M. Santalla. 2013.
In: Maldy S., Hughes K. (Eds.), “Brenner’s Encyclopedia of Genetics”. Second Edition., 290-292. Elsevier, UK.

Featuring relatively short entries on genetics topics written by experts in that topic. This book  provides an effective way to quickly learn about the any aspect of genetics, from Abortive Transduction to Zygotes. Adding to its utility, the work provides short entries that briefly define key terms, and a guide to additional reading and relevant websites for furthy study. Many of the entries include figures to explain difficult concepts. Key terms in related areas such as biochemistry, cell, and molecular biology are also included, and there entries that describe historical figures in genetics, providing insights into their careers and discoveries.

Post-harvest technology in food legumes

Rodiño A.P., Kumar J. , De La Fuente M., De Ron A.M., Santalla M. 2011.
In: Aditya Pratap and Jitendra Kumar (Eds.) “Biology and Breeding on food legumes”, 171-188. CABI Oxforshire UK, 432 pages. ISBN 978-1-84593-766-9.

Food legumes are important constituents of the human diet and animal feed where they are crucial to a balanced diet, supplying high quality proteins. These crops also play an important role in low-input agricultural production systems by fixing atmospheric nitrogen. Despite systematic and continuous breeding efforts through conventional methods, substantial genetic gains have not been achieved. With the rise in demand for food legumes/pulses and increased market value of these crops, research has focused on increasing production and improving the quality of pulses for both edible and industria.

Co-evolution and migration of bean and rhizobia in Europe

Rodiño A.P., Santalla M., De Ron A.M., Drevon J.J. 2010.
In: E. Lichtfouse (Ed.) “Sociology, organic farming, climate change and soil science”. Sustainable Agriculture Reviews 3”, 171-188. Springer Dordrecht., 465 pages ISBN 978-90-481-3333-8.

This book series gathers review articles that analyze current agricultural issues and knowledge, then propose alternative solutions. It will therefore help all scientists, decision-makers, professors, farmers and politicians who wish to build a safe agriculture, energy and food system for future generations.

L’Europe, un centre de diversification secondaire du haricot

De Ron A. M.; Rodiño A.P.; De la Fuente M.; Santalla M. 2010.
In: A. Jacobsen (Ed.) “Du fayor au mangetout. L’histoire du haricot sans en perdre le fil”, 30-33. Éditions du Rouergue. Rodex, France. ISBN: 978-2-8126-0172-9.

This book contains beautifully drawings prepared by the editors.

Catalogue of bean genetic resources

Amurrio M., Santalla M., De Ron A.M. (Eds.). 2001.
Catalogue of bean genetic resources, 77-94. Santalla M., De Ron A.M., Voysest O.
Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza / PHASELIEU-FAIR3463 / MBG-CSIC. Pontevedra, Spain. 106 pp.

The editors of this Catalogue got information from many researches who are involved in Phaseolus bean germplasm and breeding.