Genomic resources for pigeonpea

Odeny, D A and Shah, T and Saxena, R K (2016) Genomic resources for pigeonpea. Legume Perspectives (11). pp. 33-34. ISSN 2340-1559

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Pigeonpea is increasingly playing a critical role in the lives of many farmers in the semi-arid tropics, where it is grown for both subsistence and commercial use. The recent availability of genomic resources opened a new chapter in pigeonpea breeding and has led to a lot of progress in a relatively short period of time. Molecular markers have been developed and used for germplasm characterization. Both whole genome and transcriptome sequences have further improved our understanding of the genome. This review provides a summary of genomic resources available for pigeonpea breeding and also briefly discusses the way forward for pigeonpea improvement.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: RP-Grain Legumes
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pigeonpea, DArT, EST, NGS, QTL, Whole Genome Sequence
Subjects: Mandate crops > Pigeonpea
Others > Genetics and Genomics
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2016 04:47
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2016 04:47
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Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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