Summary: Plant genus in the pea family (Fabaceae).

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  1. Ho W, Chai H, Kendabie P, Ahmad N, Jani J, Massawe F, et al. Integrating genetic maps in bambara groundnut [Vigna subterranea (L) Verdc.] and their syntenic relationships among closely related legumes. BMC Genomics. 2017;18:192 pubmed publisher
    Bambara groundnut [Vigna subterranea (L) Verdc.] is an indigenous legume crop grown mainly in subsistence and small-scale agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa for its nutritious seeds and its tolerance to drought and poor soils...
  2. Batool K, Tuz Zahra F, Rehman Y. Arsenic-Redox Transformation and Plant Growth Promotion by Purple Nonsulfur Bacteria Rhodopseudomonas palustris CS2 and Rhodopseudomonas faecalis SS5. Biomed Res Int. 2017;2017:6250327 pubmed publisher
    ..7 and 76.67 ± 2.8??g?mL-1, respectively. Effects of these PNSB were tested on the growth of Vigna mungo plants...
  3. Zhou Y, Zheng J, Gan R, Zhou T, Xu D, Li H. Optimization of Ultrasound-Assisted Extraction of Antioxidants from the Mung Bean Coat. Molecules. 2017;22: pubmed publisher
    Mung bean (Vigna radiata) sprout is commonly consumed as a vegetable, while the coat of the germinated mung bean is a waste...
  4. Chen H, Wang L, Liu X, Hu L, Wang S, Cheng X. De novo transcriptomic analysis of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp.) for genic SSR marker development. BMC Genet. 2017;18:65 pubmed publisher
    Cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.] is one of the most important legumes in tropical and semi-arid regions. However, there is relatively little genomic information available for genetic research on and breeding of cowpea...
  5. Sengupta M, Raychaudhuri S. Partial alleviation of oxidative stress induced by gamma irradiation in Vigna radiata by polyamine treatment. Int J Radiat Biol. 2017;93:803-817 pubmed publisher
    ..Gamma irradiation was used to experimentally induce oxidative damage in an important pulse crop Vigna radiata (L.) Wilczek or mung bean...
  6. Li Y, Bi J, Liu S, Wang H, Yu C, Li D, et al. Presence and formation of fluorescence carbon dots in a grilled hamburger. Food Funct. 2017;8:2558-2565 pubmed publisher
    ..2 mg mL-1, and no obvious phytotoxicity in the growing mung bean sprout was observed. The results showed an increased cytotoxicity of the C-dots formed at higher temperatures. ..
  7. Bui T, Hoa N, Yen J, Schafleitner R. PCR-based assays for validation of single nucleotide polymorphism markers in rice and mungbean. Hereditas. 2017;154:3 pubmed publisher
    ..CEL-I genotyping performed better in terms of genotyping accuracy and costs than tetra markers. The method is highly useful for validating SNPs in small to medium size germplasm panels. ..
  8. Cauchon K, Hitchins A, Smiley R. Comparison of Listeria monocytogenes recoveries from spiked mung bean sprouts by the enrichment methods of three regulatory agencies. Food Microbiol. 2017;66:40-47 pubmed publisher
    ..6 ± 1.4 ?log CFU/mL for the same three enrichment methods, respectively. The presence of L. innocua and resident microorganisms on the sprouts negatively impacted final levels of L. monocytogenes with all three enrichment methods. ..
  9. Summers E, Cumming M, Oulavallickal T, Roberts N, Arcus V. Structures and kinetics for plant nucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolases support a domain motion catalytic mechanism. Protein Sci. 2017;26:1627-1638 pubmed publisher
    ..We reveal the first structures of NTPDases from the legume plant species Trifolium repens (7WC) and Vigna unguiculata subsp. cylindrica (DbLNP)...

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  1. Puozaa D, Jaiswal S, Dakora F. African origin of Bradyrhizobium populations nodulating Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea L. Verdc) in Ghanaian and South African soils. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0184943 pubmed publisher
    ..The aim of this study was to assess and understand the diversity of microsymbionts nodulating Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea L. Verdc...
  2. Ebert A, Chang C, Yan M, Yang R. Nutritional composition of mungbean and soybean sprouts compared to their adult growth stage. Food Chem. 2017;237:15-22 pubmed publisher
    ..Isoflavones, reported to have beneficial effects on human health, are found at high concentrations in soybean sprouts and could easily provide the recommended anticarcinogenic dose range from 1.5 to 2.0mg/kg of body weight per day. ..
  3. Lindemann I, Lang G, Hoffmann J, Rombaldi C, de Oliveira M, Elias M, et al. Foliar Desiccators Glyphosate, Carfentrazone, and Paraquat Affect the Technological and Chemical Properties of Cowpea Grains. J Agric Food Chem. 2017;65:6771-6778 pubmed publisher
    ..Improvements in the technological and chemical properties of cowpea may not be overlapped by the risks that those desiccants exhibit when exceeding the maximum limits of tolerance in food. ..
  4. Wang Q, Bao W, Yang F, Xu B, Yang Y. The specific host plant DNA detection suggests a potential migration of Apolygus lucorum from cotton to mungbean fields. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0177789 pubmed publisher
    ..plants and is an insect pest of important agricultural crops, including cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) and mungbean (Vigna radiata). Previous field trials have shown that A...
  5. Baruah I, Panda D, M V J, Das D, Acharjee S, Sen P, et al. Bruchid egg induced transcript dynamics in developing seeds of black gram (Vigna mungo). PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0176337 pubmed publisher
    Black gram (Vigna mungo) seeds are a rich source of digestible proteins, however, during storage these seeds are severely damaged by bruchids (Callosobruchus spp.), reducing seed quality and yield losses...
  6. Zhang C, Zheng H, Yan D, Han K, Song X, Liu Y, et al. Complete genomic characterization of milk vetch dwarf virus isolates from cowpea and broad bean in Anhui province, China. Arch Virol. 2017;162:2437-2440 pubmed publisher
    ..This is the first report of MDV on cowpea in China and the first complete genome sequences of Chinese MDV isolates. ..
  7. Lopes K, Teodoro P, Silva F, Silva M, Fernandes R, Rodrigues T, et al. Genetic parameters and path analysis in cowpea genotypes grown in the Cerrado/Pantanal ecotone. Genet Mol Res. 2017;16: pubmed publisher
  8. Hashiguchi A, Zhu W, Tian J, Komatsu S. Proteomics and metabolomics-driven pathway reconstruction of mung bean for nutraceutical evaluation. Biochim Biophys Acta Proteins Proteom. 2017;1865:1057-1066 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest that lipids together with flavonoids might be potential responsible compounds for biological activity of mung bean coat and flesh. ..
  9. Iangrai B, Pattanayak A, Khongwir D, Pale G, Gatphoh E, Das A, et al. Development and characterization of a new set of genomic microsatellite markers in rice bean (Vigna umbellata (Thunb.) Ohwi and Ohashi) and their utilization in genetic diversity analysis of collections from North East India. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0179801 pubmed publisher
    Rice bean [Vigna umbellate (Thumb.) Ohwi and Ohashi] is an underutilized crop believed to be domesticated in the Myanmar-Thailand region of Asia...
  10. Kosini D, Nukenine E. Bioactivity of Novel Botanical Insecticide From Gnidia kaussiana (Thymeleaceae) Against Callosobruchus maculatus (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in Stored Vigna subterranea (Fabaceae) Grains. J Insect Sci. 2017;17: pubmed publisher
    ..All the extracts were effective in protecting stored Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea (L...
  11. Apea Bah F, Serem J, Bester M, Duodu K. Phenolic composition and antioxidant properties of koose, a deep-fat fried cowpea cake. Food Chem. 2017;237:247-256 pubmed publisher
    ..The koose inhibited radical-induced oxidative cellular and DNA damage. It is concluded that koose is a potential functional food that can contribute to alleviating radical-induced oxidative stress. ..
  12. Liu C, Wu J, Wang L, Fan B, Cao Z, Su Q, et al. Quantitative trait locus mapping under irrigated and drought treatments based on a novel genetic linkage map in mungbean (Vigna radiata L.). Theor Appl Genet. 2017;130:2375-2393 pubmed publisher
    ..Mungbean (Vigna radiata L.) is one of the most important leguminous food crops...
  13. Li S, Leng Y, Shi R. Transcriptomic profiling provides molecular insights into hydrogen peroxide-induced adventitious rooting in mung bean seedlings. BMC Genomics. 2017;18:188 pubmed publisher
    ..These results strengthen the current understanding of H2O2-induced adventitious rooting and the molecular traits of H2O2 priming in plants. ..