Pigeonpea genomics initiative established under Indo-US agricultural knowledge initiative

Varshney, R K (2007) Pigeonpea genomics initiative established under Indo-US agricultural knowledge initiative. Journal of SAT Agricultural Research, 3 (1). p. 1.

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With an objective to develop and utilize genomics tools for pigeonpea improvement, pigeonpea researchers from leading institutes from India including National Research Centre on Plant Biotechnology (NRCPB) (New Delhi), ICRISAT (Patancheru), Indian Institute of Pulses Research (IIPR) (Kanpur), University of Agricultural Sciences (Dharwad), Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Agricultural University (Akola) and Banaras Hindu University (BHU) (Varanasi) established the Pigeonpea Genomics Initiative (PGI) under the leadership of Dr NK Singh of NRCPB. The first phase of the PGI was funded by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) under the umbrella of Indo-US Agricultural Knowledge Initiative (AKI). In the 1st Project Coordination Meeting of the PGI on 10 November 2006 (see photo), the “Asha” variety of pigeonpea was selected as a standard genotype for developing the genomic resources such as microsatellites, ESTs (expressed sequence tags), bacterial artificial chromosomel (BAC) libraries and for mapping and TILLING (Targeting Induced Local Lesions in Genome) populations. Professor Doug Cook from the University of California-Davis, USA is collaborating with PGI under the Indo-US AKI and developing the BAC libraries and generating the BAC-end sequences for marker discovery.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Mandate crops > Pigeonpea
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2011 08:43
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2011 08:43
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/2660
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