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Our company, Lathyrus, is a rapid prototype company that develops ideas from sketch to final production in under a week. Every time we ship a prototype, we have an opportunity to change the game. We’re 10x faster than any other alternative, and that has huge implications for the industries we work in.Many species are cultivated as garden plants. The genus includes the garden sweet pea (Lathyrus odoratus) and the perennial everlasting pea (Lathyrus latifolius). Flowers on these cultivated species may be rose, red, maroon, pink, white, yellow, purple or blue, and some are bicolored. They are also grown for their fragrance. Cultivated species are susceptible to fungal infections including downy and powdery mildew.
The disease has been seen to occur after famines in Europe (France, Spain, Germany), North Africa, and South Asia, and is still prevalent in Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Afghanistan (panhandle) when Lathyrus seed is the exclusive or main source of nutrients for extended periods. ODAP concentration increases in plants grown under stressful conditions, compounding the problem.Abdallah, Fadoua; Kumar, Shiv; Amri, Ahmed; Mentag, Rachid; Kehel, Zakaria; Mejri, Rajia Kchaou; Triqui, Zine El Abidine; Hejjaoui, Kamal; Baum, Michael; Amri, Moez (2021). "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 Science. 61 (1): 263–276. doi:10.1002/csc2.20399. ISSN 1435-0653.
Plant in the full sun in rich well-drained soil. This plant easily climbs trellises and walls with its tendrils. It works well in a cottage garden or sprawling down a slope to help stop erosion. The word lathyros is Greek for pea or pulse.Predictions are that population and income growth will double the global demand for food by 2050, effectively increasing competition for crops as sources of bioenergy and fibre and for other industrial purposes (http://www.fao.org). Compounding the pressure for increased agricultural output are looming threats of water scarcity, constraints on soil fertility, and climate change. The highly resilient Lathyrus species (Fabaceae) can play an important role in these immense agricultural challenges. More sustainable management of renewable soil and water resources, in concert with more efficient utilization of genetic diversity, will be key to achieving the necessary productivity gains (Cobb et al., 2013). Genetic diversity provides the basis for all plant improvement. (Source: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov)