Future Prospects

Varshney, R K and Saxena, R K and Jackson, S A (2017) Future Prospects. In: The Pigeonpea Genome. Part of the Compendium of Plant Genomes book series (CPG) . Springer, pp. 99-104. ISBN 978-3-319-63795-2

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Pigeonpea with limited genetic diversity in the cultivated gene pool, long crop cycle, almost negligible public funding support to research as compared to other food crops remained an orphan crop. However, the development of extensive genetic stocks and genomics resources in recent years has made significant advances in pigeonpea research. Although genome sequence, genetic maps and a large set of markers allowed genome-wide identification of marker–traits associations and their deployment in breeding programs, there is a need for concerted community efforts to accelerate genetic gains in the crop breeding programs. This chapter proposes the use of a number of approaches that may be targeted by pigeonopea research community so that superior varieties or hybrids can be developed and disseminated to farmers in relatively short time. This will help to enhance the income of farmers as well as contributing to the food, nutritional and environmental sustainability in developing countries.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Research Program : Genetic Gains
Series Name: Part of the Compendium of Plant Genomes book series (CPG)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Genome Sequencing, Trait Mapping, Next Generation Breeding, Functional Genomics, Pigeonpea
Subjects: Others > Plant Genetics
Others > Plant Breeding
Mandate crops > Pigeonpea
Others > Genetics and Genomics
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2017 08:41
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2018 05:41
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/10378
Acknowledgement: Authors are thankful to their colleagues and collaborators like KB Saxena, CV Sameerkumar of ICRISAT and Jochen Reif of IPK-Gatersleben, Germany, for discussions and suggestions that have helped to write this chapter.
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