Future Prospects for Chickpea Research

Varshney, R K and Thudi, M and Muehlbauer, F J (2017) Future Prospects for Chickpea Research. In: The Chickpea Genome. Compendium of Plant Genomes book series (CPG) . Springer, pp. 135-142. ISBN 978-3-319-66115-5

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Advances in genomics technologies, coupled with the availability of several high-throughput genotyping and sequencing platforms during recent years, provided a kick start to the adoption of modern breeding approaches to develop climate-resilient crops. Chickpea is the most important grain legume crop for global food and nutritional security in the context of population explosion and climate vagaries. During last ten years, it has transformed from orphan legume to genomics resource-rich legume like any other model legume plants. There has been a paradigm shift in the outlook of the scientific community in translating the genomic resources including the genome sequence and re-sequence information for developing superior lines with enhanced resistance or tolerance to important abiotic and biotic stresses. In addition, pan-genome and re-sequencing information of several germplasm lines will enable tailoring climate smart chickpeas. In addition, efforts to broaden the genetic base and enhanced utilization of the available trait-specific germplasm lines, multi-parent advanced generation inter-cross (MAGIC), nested association mapping (NAM) populations in breeding programs will accelerate the genetic grains at a faster pace.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Research Program : Genetic Gains
Series Name: Compendium of Plant Genomes book series (CPG)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chickpea research, genomics technologies, genotyping, sequencing platforms, breeding programs, genetic grains, genome sequence, genome resequence, abiotic stress, biotic stress, next generation breeding, mapping populations
Subjects: Mandate crops > Chickpea
Others > Genetics and Genomics
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2018 07:32
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2018 07:32
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/10477
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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