Chickpea translational genomics in the ‘whole genome’ era

Roorkiwal, M and Thudi, M and Gaur, P M and Upadhyaya, H D and Singh, N P and Varshney, R K (2015) Chickpea translational genomics in the ‘whole genome’ era. Legume Perspectives (7). pp. 7-9. ISSN 2340-1559

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Chickpea (Cicer arietinum) plays vital role in ensuring the nutritional food security in Asian and sub-Saharan African regions of the world. Conventional breeding effortstoelevate theyield levels andenhance crop productivity are constrained due to low level of genetic diversity present in the cultivated gene pools. Large scale genomic resources in chickpea have enabled the use of molecular breeding to develop superior chickpea varieties. In addition, efforts with an objective to exploit the available huge genetic diversity in genebank to address the issue of low productivity, ICRISAT has initiated large scale genome re-sequencing projects.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: RP-Grain Legumes
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chickpea, Genome resequencing, Molecularbreeding
Subjects: Mandate crops > Chickpea
Others > Food Legumes
Others > Genetics and Genomics
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2015 04:35
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2017 08:21
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