Soybeans: Cultivation, Nutritional Properties and Effects on Health


Bruce Fletcher (Editor)

Series: Food Science and Technology
BISAC: TEC012000

This book provides current research on the cultivation, nutritional properties and effects on health of soybeans. Chapter One examines the antioxidant defense system in foliar and seed extracts of seven soybean cultivars. Chapter Two introduces phytic acid, an anti-nutritional factor in soybean seeds, soybean mea and phytic acid in animal production, low phytic acid (LPA) soybeans, LPA soybeans in meal production, and the potential problems with LPA soybean varieties. Chapter Three explains the mechanisms that regulate the triggered responses produced by different insect pests on soybean organs. Chapter Four reviews possible risks of food chain contamination and the possibility of crop loss from soybeans being exposed to arsenic. Chapter Five focuses on the behavior of soybean plants inoculated with the mycorrhizal fungus Rhizophagus intraradices, subjected to i) a sudden and severe water stress; ii) increasing levels of arsenic (As) in soil, and iii) a biotic stress such as the fungal disease charcoal rot. Chapter Six evaluates the deoxynivalenol and zearalenone toxin transmission caused by several F. graminearu isolates, and their effect on seed viability and flour quality of soybean and wheat. Chapter Seven discusses the changes in the form of growing soybeans after the emergence of transgenic soybeans in Brazil, seeking to discuss their advantages and disadvantages in relation to environmental, social and economic areas. Chapter Eight focuses on the ecology, diversity and pathogenicity of the Fusarium graminearum species complex in soybean agroecosystem in Argentina. Chapter Nine describes sustainable chemical control of LSD, FLS and ASR, framed within a program of integrated disease management. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Antioxidant Defense System in Foliar and Seed Extracts of Seven Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] Cultivars
D. Easwar Rao and K. V. Chaitanya (Department of Biotechnology, GIT, GITAM University, Visakhapatnam, India)

Chapter 2. A Survey of the Agronomic and End-Use Characteristics of Low Phytic Acid Soybeans
Ben Averitt, Bo Zhang, Shuxian Li, and Pengyin Chen (Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech., Blacksburg, VA, USA, and others)

Chapter 3. Soybean Response to Pest Attack
Romina Giacometti and Jorge A. Zavala (Cátedra de Bioquímica/INBA-Instituto de Investigaciones en Biociencias Agrícolas y Ambientales, CONICET – Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas, Facultad de Agronomía, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Chapter 4. Soybean Exposed to Arsenic: A Possible Risk of Food Chain Contamination and/or a Problem of Crop Yield Loss?
Melina A. Talano, Ana L. Armendariz, Ana L. Wevar Oller, and Elizabeth Agostini (Departamento de Biología Molecular, FCEFQyN, Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto, Río Cuarto, Córdoba, Argentina)

Chapter 5. Mycorrhizal Inoculation Improves the Performance of Soybean Subjected to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses
Federico N. Spagnoletti, Viviana M. Chiocchio and Raúl S. Lavado (Cátedra de Microbiología Agrícola, Facultad de Agronomía Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and others)

Chapter 6. Effect of the Toxicogenic Ability of Fusarium graminearum on Physiological Quality of Soybean Seeds and Flours
Alejandra Peruzzo, Rosanna Nora Pioli (Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias Agrarias Rosario (IICAR), Universidad Nacional de Rosario (UNR), Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias (FCA), Zavalla, Argentina, and others)

Chapter 7. Soy in Brazil: Past, Present and Future
Francisco Wilson Reichert Júnior, César Tiago Forte, Maurício Albertoni Scariot, Jéssica Mulinari, Leandro Galon, Altemir José Mossi, and Helen Treichel (Federal Universisty of Fronteira Sul, Erechim, RS, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 8. Ecology, Diversity and Pathogenicity of the Fusarium Graminearum Species Complex in Soybean Agroecosystem in Argentina
Germán Barros, María Laura Chiotta, Martín Bonacci, María Silvina Alaniz Zanón, and Sofia Chulze (Departamento de Microbiología e Inmunología. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas físico Químicas y Naturales. Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto, Río Cuarto, Córdoba, Argentina, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Argentina)

Chapter 9. Sustainable Chemical Control of Main Soybean Diseases in South America
Marcelo Aníbal Carmona, Erlei Melo Reis and Francisco José Sautua (Department of Plant Pathology, School of Agriculture, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and others)


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