Hybrid Technology–a new vista in pigeonpea breeding

Sameer Kumar, C V and Wani, S P and Nagesh Kumar, M V and Jaganmohan Rao, P and Saxena, K B and Hingane, A J and Sudhakar, C and Pushpavalli, S N V C L and Yamini, K N and Shruthi, H B and Saxena, R K and Varshney, R K (2016) Hybrid Technology–a new vista in pigeonpea breeding. The Journal of Research PJTSAU, 44 (4). pp. 1-13. ISSN 2395-5945

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Once designated as an ‘orphan crop’ to now being crowned as a mainstream ‘commercial crop’, pigeonpea has evolved over the decades as lifeline for millions of resource poor farmers in the semi-arid tropics, where it is cultivated for both subsistence and commercial purpose.Pigeonpea [Cajanus cajan (L.)] is the sixth most important legume crop, grown predominantly in the tropical and sub-tropical regions of Asia, Africa and Latin America. India is considered as the center of origin of pigeonpea (Van der Maesen, 1980) because of its natural genetic variability available in the local germplasm and the presence of its wild relatives in the country. ..

Item Type: Article
Divisions: RP-Grain Legumes
Research Program : Asia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pigeonpea, Genetic variances, Gene effects, Male Sterility Systems, Genetic Male Sterility, ICPH 2740, Seed production technology, Breeding, Genomics, pigeonpea hybrids
Subjects: Others > Genetic Engineering
Others > Plant Breeding
Mandate crops > Pigeonpea
Others > Genetics and Genomics
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2018 08:00
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2018 03:15
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/10763
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Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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