Marker assisted backcross breeding to enhance drought tolerance in Kenyan chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) germplasm

Oyier, M.O and Mulwa, R.M.S and Kimurto, P.K. and Towett, B.K. and Cheruiyot, E.K. and Rao, N.V.P.R.G and Silim, S.N. and Varshney, R K and Gaur, P M (2011) Marker assisted backcross breeding to enhance drought tolerance in Kenyan chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) germplasm. In: 6th Egerton University International Conference: Research and Expo-Transformative Research for Sustainable Development, 21-23 September, 2011, Kenya.

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Abstract

Drought is the number one constraint in chickpea production. In the past, breeding efforts to improve terminal drought tolerance have been hindered by its quantitative genetic basis and poor understanding of the physiological basis of yield in water-limited conditions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Subjects: Mandate crops > Chickpea
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2012 05:51
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2013 08:40
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/5552
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