The Chickpea Genome

Varshney, R K and Thudi, M and Muehlbauer, F J (2017) The Chickpea Genome. Compendium of Plant Genomes . Springer International Publishing. ISBN 978-3-319-66115-5

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This book sheds new light on the chickpea genome sequencing and resequencing of chickpea germplasm lines and provides insights into classical genetics, cytogenetics, and trait mapping. It also offers an overview of the latest advances in genome sequencing and analysis. The growing human population, rapid climate changes and limited amounts of arable land are creating substantial challenges in connection with the availability and affordability of nutritious food for smallholder farmers in developing countries. In this context, climate smart crops are essential to alleviating the hunger of the millions of poor and undernourished people living in developing countries. In addition to cereals, grain legumes are an integral part of the human diet and provide sustainable income for smallholder farmers in the arid and semi-arid regions of the world. Among grain legumes, the chickpea (Cicer arietinum) is the second most important in terms of production and productivity. Besides being a rich source of proteins, it can fix atmospheric nitrogen through symbiosis with rhizobia and increase the input of combined nitrogen. Several abiotic stresses like drought, heat, salinity, together with biotic stresses like Fusarium wilt, Ascochyta blight, and Botrytis grey mould have led to production losses, as the chickpeas is typically grown in the harsh climates of our planet’s semi-arid regions.

Item Type: Book
Divisions: Research Program : Genetic Gains
Series Name: Compendium of Plant Genomes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agriculture, Semi-arid regions, Crop improvement, Germplasm, Legumes nutrition, Protein food sources, Sequencing technologies, Chickpea genome sequencing, Resequencing, chickpea germplasm lines, classical genetics, cytogenetics, and trait mapping, Grain legumes, Climate smart crops, Undernourished people, Hunger, Smallholder farmers, Nutritious food, Plant Genomes
Subjects: Others > Agriculture
Others > Plant Genetics
Others > Plant Breeding
Others > Smallholder Agriculture
Others > Plant Genetic Resources
Mandate crops > Chickpea
Others > Drylands Agriculture
Others > Food Legumes
Others > Genetics and Genomics
Others > Climate Change
Others > Food Security
Others > Germplasm
Others > Legume Crops
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2018 04:44
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2018 05:40
Acknowledgement: Series editor: Chittaranjan Kole Raja Ramanna Fellow, Department of Atomic Energy Government of India Kalyani, India
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