The earliest maturing pigeonpea [Cajanus cajan (L.) Millspaugh] germplasm bred at ICRISAT

Srivastava, R K and Saxena, K B (2019) The earliest maturing pigeonpea [Cajanus cajan (L.) Millspaugh] germplasm bred at ICRISAT. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution (TSI), 66 (4). pp. 763-766. ISSN 0925-9864

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Adaptation of pigeonpea [Cajanus cajan (L.) Millspaugh], a short-day species, is restricted due to its sensitivity to photo-period. Earliness in this crop is reported to be linearly associated with photo-insensitivity; and this provides an opportunity to breed widely adapted cultivars through the selection for earliness. This research note reports breeding of the earliest maturing pigeonpea germplasm at ICRISAT. This germplasm, nicknamed as ‘super early’ and bred through the selection of transgressive segregants matured in < 90 days. It can be used as a source material in breeding early maturing cultivars and also can be introduced for cultivation in new production niches.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Research Program : Genetic Gains
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pigeonpea, Early germplasm, Superearly, Cajanus, Breeding, Transgressive segregation, Germplasm bred at ICRISAT
Subjects: Others > Crop Improvement
Others > Plant Breeding
Mandate crops > Pigeonpea
Others > Genetics and Genomics
Others > Germplasm
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2019 10:34
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2019 10:34
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Acknowledgement: The authors sincerely acknowledge the help received from pigeonpea department staff members of ICRISAT in phenotyping work. This work has been published as part of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Research Program on Grain Legumes, ICRISAT, India. ICRISAT is a member of the CGIAR System Organization.
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