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Lupinus mutabilis is an interesting lupin species with an excellent potential as a new crop, but basic research and development is needed in many areas ranging from crop physiology via alkaloid biochemistry to food and biotechnology before this species can be grown economically under the European pedoclimatic conditions. In the field of lupin development, intensive breeding started only 10 to 20 years ago. The advantages of L. mutabilis are that the seeds can reach a protein content of 50% besides an oil content of almost 20%. At present only a few sweet lines (such as INTI) have been developed. There are many traits of L. mutabilis which are not known at present or which have to be improved before this lupin can be grown in addition to the lupins of European origin. The aim of this workshop was to summarise the present knowledge of the biology, chemistry and agriculture of L. mutabilis in order to define the areas where research and development is necessary in the future.

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Authors: CEC, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14102 EN (1992) 188 pp., FS, ECU 19.50
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-4785-4
Record Number: 199211421 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en