The Pigeonpea Genome

Varshney, R K and Saxena, R K and Jackson, S A (2017) The Pigeonpea Genome. Compendium of Plant Genomes . Springer International Publishing, pp. 1-4. ISBN 978-3-319-63795-2

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Pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan) is a crop of small land holding farmers in arid and semi-arid regions of the world. It has a number of usages starting from protein rich food to vegetarian families; fuel wood; nitrogen supplier to soil; recycling minerals in soil to animal feed etc. Pigeonpea has been considered to be originated and domesticated in central India from where it travelled to different parts of the world such as Africa and Latin America. In ongoing scenario of climate change, biotic and especially abiotic stresses will make the conditions more challenging for entire agriculture. This volume focusing on the pigeonpea genome will collate the information on the genome sequencing and its utilization in genomics activities, with a focus on the current findings, advanced tools and strategies deployed in pigeonpea genome sequencing and analysis, and how this information is leading to direct outcomes for plant breeders and subsequently to farmers.

Item Type: Book
Divisions: Research Program : Genetic Gains
Series Name: Compendium of Plant Genomes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agriculture in semi-arid regions, pigeonpea, crop improvement, Cajanus cajan, semi-arid regions, pigeonpea genome, genome sequencing, genomics, pigeonpea genome sequencing, analysis, plant breeding, smallholder farmers, molecular mapping, germplasm, food sources, climate-resilient crops, grain legumes, protein food sources
Subjects: Others > Plant Genetics
Others > Plant Breeding
Others > Plant Genetic Resources
Mandate crops > Pigeonpea
Others > Drylands Agriculture
Others > Food Legumes
Others > Genetics and Genomics
Others > Legume Crops
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2018 05:17
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2018 05:43
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