Abdallah, FKumar, SAmri, A, et al. Wild Lathyrus species as a great source of resistance for introgression into cultivated grass pea (Lathyrus sativus L.) against broomrape weeds (Orobanche crenata Forsk. and Orobanche foetida Poir.)Crop Science202161263– 276

Raubach, SKilian, BDreher, K, et al. From bits to bites: Advancement of the Germinate platform to support genetic resources collections and prebreeding informatics for crop wild relativesCrop Science20211– 29

Sampaio AM, Rubiales D, Vaz Patto MC, 2021. Grass pea and pea phylogenetic relatedness reflected at Fusarium oxysporum host range. Crop Protection 141: 105495.

Sampaio AM, Vitale S, Turrà D, Di Pietro A, Rubiales D, van Eeuwijk F, Vaz Patto MC, 2021. A diversity of resistance mechanisms to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. pisi found within grass pea germplasm. Plant Soil, online

Sampaio AM, Alves ML, Pereira P, Valiollahi E, Santos C, Rubiales D, Araújo SS, van Eeuwijk F, Vaz Patto MC, 2021. Grass pea natural variation reveals oligogenic resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. pisi. Acepted pending revisions

Santos C, Polanco C, Rubiales D, Vaz Patto MC, 2021. MLO1 powdery mildew susceptibility gene in Lathyrus spp.: characterization, genetic mapping and synteny analysis. Plant Genome


Santos C, Martins D, Rubiales D & Vaz Patto MC, 2020. Partial resistance against Erysiphe pisi and E. trifolii under different genetic control in Lathyrus cicera: outcomes from a linkage mapping approach. Plant Disease PDIS03200513RE

Rubiales D, Emeran AA, Flores F, 2020. Adaptation of grass pea (Lathyrus sativus) to Mediterranean environments. Agronomy 10: 1295. doi:10.3390/agronomy10091295

Rubiales D, Barilli E, Flores D, 2020. Broomrape (Orobanche crenata) as a major constraint for grass pea (Lathyrus sativus) production in Mediterranean rain-fed environments. Agronomy 10(12): 1931. doi:10.3390/agronomy10121931


Santos C, Almeida NF, Alves ML, Horres R, Krezdorn N, Leitão ST, Aznar-Fernández T, Rotter B, Winter P, Rubiales D & Vaz Patto MC, First genetic linkage map of Lathyrus cicera based on RNA sequencing-derived markers: Key tool for genetic mapping of disease resistance. Horticulture Research 5: 45

Chaurasia, R. N., Pathak, A., Singh, S., Joshi, D., & Mishra, V. N. 2018. Study of Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice in Participants with Regular Intake of Lathyrus, But No Spastic Paraparesis. Journal of neurosciences in rural practice9(1), 11–13.


Almeida NF, Krezdorn N, Rotter B, Winter P, Rubiales D & Vaz Patto MC, Lathyrus sativus transcriptome resistance response to Ascochytanlathyri investigated by deepSuperSAGE analysis. Frontiers in Plant Science 6: 178


Almeida, N.F., Leitão, S.T., Caminero, C., Torres, A.M., Rubiales, D. & Vaz Patto, M.C., 2014. Transferability of molecular markers from major legumes to Lathyrus spp. for their application in mapping and diversity studies. Molecular Biology Reports 41: 269-283.

Vaz Patto, M.C. & Rubiales, D., 2014. Resistance to rust and powdery mildew in Lathyrus crops. Czech Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding 50: 116-122.

Vaz Patto, M.C. & Rubiales, D., 2014. Lathyrus diversity: Available resources with relevance to crop improvement. Annals of Botany 113(6): 895-908.

Almeida, N.F., Leitão, S.T., Krezdorn, N., Rotter, B., Winter, P., Rubiales, D. & Vaz Patto, M.C., 2014. Allelic diversity in the transcriptomes of contrasting rust-infected genotypes of Lathyrus sativus, a lasting resource for smart breeding. BMC Plant Biology 14:376

Almeida NF, Rubiales D & Vaz Patto MC, 2015. Chapter 8: Grass pea. In: (Ed. A.M. de Ron) Grain Legumes. Hanbook of Plant Breeding, Volume 10, Springer Science, New York, pp. 251-265. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4939-2797-5.


Almeida, N.F., Leitao, S.T., Rubiales, D. & Vaz Patto, M.C., 2012. Lathyrus research in Portugal. Cassava Cyanida Diseases & Neurolathyrism Newtwork News (CCDN News) 19: 6-7


Fernández-Aparicio, M., Flores, F. & Rubiales, D., 2011. Escape and true resistance to crenate broomrape (Orobanche crenata Forsk.) in grass pea (Lathyrus sativus L.) germplasm. Field Crops Research 125: 92-97.

Vaz Patto, M.C., C.D. Hanbury, M. Van Moorhem, F. Lambein, S. Ochatt & Rubiales, 2011. Grass Pea. In: (Eds. M. Perez de la Vega, A.M. Torres, J.I. Cubero & C. Kole), Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Cool Season Grain Legumes. Science Publishers, Enfield, NH, pp. 151-204. ISBN 978-1-57808-765-5


Fernández-Aparicio, M. & D. Rubiales, 2010. Characterisation of resistance to crenate broomrape (Orobanche crenata Forsk.) in Lathyrus cicera L. Euphytica 173: 77-84.


Vaz Patto M.C., M. Fernández-Aparicio, A. Moral & D. Rubiales, 2009. Pre and posthaustorial resistance to rusts in Lathyrus cicera L. Euphytica 165: 27-34.

Fernández-Aparicio, M., F. Flores & D. Rubiales, 2009. Field response of Lathyrus cicera germplasm to crenate broomrape (Orobanche crenata). Field Crops Research 113: 321-327.

Vaz Patto M.C. & D. Rubiales, 2009. Identification and characterization of partial resistance to rust in a germplasm collection of Lathyrus sativus L. Plant Breeding 128: 495-500.

Rubiales, D., Fernández-Aparicio, M., Moral, A., Vaz Patto, M.C., Neves, S.S. & Pujadas-Salvá, A., 2009. Lathyrus spp. germplasm collection in the Iberian Peninsula. Grain Legumes Magazine 54: 17.

Rubiales, D., Fernández-Aparicio M., Moral A., Almeida N.F. & Vaz Patto M.C., 2009. Disease resistance in Lathyrus sativus and L. cicera. Grain Legumes Magazine 54: 32-33.


Vaz Patto, M.C., M. Fernández-Aparicio, A. Moral & D. Rubiales, 2007. Resistance reaction to powdery mildew (Erysiphe pisi) in a germplasm collection of Lathyrus cicera from Iberian origin. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 54: 1517-1521.


Vaz Patto, M.C., B. Skiba, E.C.K. Pang, S.J. Ochatt, F. Lambein and D. Rubiales, 2006. Lathyrus improvement for resistance against biotic and abiotic stresses: from classical breeding to marker assisted selection. Euphytica 147(1-2): 133-147.

Vaz Patto, M.C, M. Fernández-Aparicio, A. Moral & D. Rubiales, 2006. Characterization of resistance to powdery mildew (Erysiphe pisi) in a germplasm collection of Lathyrus sativus. Plant Breeding 125: 308-310.


Sillero, J.C., J.I. Cubero, M. Fernández-Aparicio & D. Rubiales, 2005. Search for resistance to crenate broomrape (Orobanche crenata) in Lathyrus. Lathyrus Lathyrism Newsletter 4: 7-9.


This resource would not be possible without the input from the following people from the grasspea community: Diego Rubiales @DiegoRubiales_