Vigna mungo

  • T. K. Lim


Black gram originated in India where it has been in cultivation from ancient times and is one of the most highly prized pulses of India. It has been domesticated in India from its wild ancestor, Vigna mungo var. silvestris Lukoki, Marechal and Otoul. Its centre of genetic diversity is found in India (Zeven and de Wet 1982) and its natural distribution of V. mungo var. silvestris extends from India to Myanmar (Tateishi 1996). It has also been introduced to other tropical areas mainly by Indian immigrants. The crop is traditionally cultivated in South Asia and adjacent regions (India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Myanmar).


Oleanolic Acid Sodium Bicarbonate Solution Black Bean Bean Sprout Indian Immigrant 
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  • T. K. Lim
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  1. 1.ChisholmAustralia

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