The first set of EST resource for gene discovery and marker development in pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan L.)

Raju, N L and Gnanesh, B N and Pazhamala, L T and Jayashree, B and Pande, S and Hiremath, P and Byregowda, M and Singh, N K and Varshney, R K (2010) The first set of EST resource for gene discovery and marker development in pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan L.). BMC Plant Biology, 10 (45).

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Pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp) is one of the major grain legume crops of the tropics and subtropics, but biotic stresses [Fusarium wilt (FW), sterility mosaic disease (SMD), etc.] are serious challenges for sustainable crop production. Modern genomic tools such as molecular markers and candidate genes associated with resistance to these stresses offer the possibility of facilitating pigeonpea breeding for improving biotic stress resistance. Availability of limited genomic resources, however, is a serious bottleneck to undertake molecular breeding in pigeonpea to develop superior genotypes with enhanced resistance to above mentioned biotic stresses. With an objective of enhancing genomic resources in pigeonpea, this study reports generation and analysis of comprehensive resource of FW- and SMD- responsive expressed sequence tags (ESTs).

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Agro Tags: <b>Agrotags</b> - planting | genes | genotypes | biodiversity | proteins | equipment | dna | genomes | gene expression | genetics <br><b>Fishtags</b> - NOT-AVAILABLE<br><b>Geopoliticaltags</b> - india | usa | africa | netherlands | marches | mexico | centre | principe | asia | australia
Subjects: Mandate crops > Pigeonpea
Depositing User: Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2011 06:42
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2017 10:19
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Funders: Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Generation Challenge Programme, Government of India - Department of Biotechnology
Acknowledgement: Authors are thankful to Indo-USAgricultural Knowledge Initiative (Indo-USAKI) supported by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Government of India and SP2-Leader Discretionary Grant from Generation Challenge Program for the financial support to undertake this study. Thanks are also due to Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India for sponsoring a Post-Doctoral Fellowship to NLR. Authors are thankful to Dr. K.B. Saxena and Dr. H.D. Upadhayaya of ICRISAT for providing the seeds/DNA of some genotypes used in this study. Thanks are also due to Mr. A. Bhanu Prakash and Ms. Spurthi Nayak for their help in data analysis and discussions. Authors are also thankful to three anonymous reviewers for their valuable suggestions on the first version of the MS that helped in improvement of the MS.
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