Salt tolerance in chickpea: Towards an understanding of sensitivity to salinity and prospects for breeding for improved resistance

Colmer, T D and Vadez, V (2014) Salt tolerance in chickpea: Towards an understanding of sensitivity to salinity and prospects for breeding for improved resistance. Legume Perspectives (3). pp. 18-19. ISSN 2340-1559

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Abstract

Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) is sensitive to salinity, although genotypes showsignificant variation in tolerance. The reproductive phase appears to be particularly salt-sensitive. Importantly, recent screening experiments have been conducted to maturity with evaluation of seed yield under saline conditions, The genetic variation appears to be sufficient to breed for improved salt tolerance, but heritability of tolerance requires further study, only minor QTLs for salt tolerance have been identified, and the physiological basis of genotypic differences in tolerance is unclear; so, screening and selection of progeny will likely be a bottleneck in improvement of salt tolerance in chickpea.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: RP-Grain Legumes
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cicer arietinum, NaCl, ion toxicity, soil salinity, water relations
Subjects: Mandate crops > Chickpea
Depositing User: Mr B K Murthy
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2015 08:42
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2015 08:42
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/8532
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