Enhancing the value of genetic resources for use in pigeonpea improvement

Upadhyaya, H D and Reddy, K N and Sharma, S and Dwivedi, S L and Ramachandran, S (2016) Enhancing the value of genetic resources for use in pigeonpea improvement. Legume Perspectives (11). pp. 13-16. ISSN 2340-1559

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The ICRISAT genebank conserves over 13,700 accessions of pigeonpea from 74 countries. The collection serves as insurance against genetic erosion and provides rich source of diversity for crop improvement. Pigeonpea is often cross pollinated crop, therefore regenerated under insect proof cages, and characterized for morpho-agronomic traits, with most of the traits showing abundant genetic variation. Core and mini core collections representing diversity of the entire collection were developed to discover new sources of variation for use in pigeonpea improvement.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: RP-Grain Legumes
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Genetic Resources, Collection, Germplasm, Mini Core Collection, Gene Bank, Genetics, Pigeonpea Germplasm
Subjects: Mandate crops > Pigeonpea
Others > Genetics and Genomics
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2016 04:12
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2016 04:12
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/9250
Official URL: http://ils.nsseme.com/assets/LegumPerspect11.pdf
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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