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ICRISAT-led team cracks genetic code to develop climate-resilient chickpea 

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Resource ID

17871

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Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Crop improvement

Crops

Grain legumes, Chickpea

Systems

Farming Systems

Locations

Asia, Eastern and Southern Africa, West and Central Africa

Global Date

30/Apr/2019

Title

ICRISAT-led team cracks genetic code to develop climate-resilient chickpea

Keywords

Chickpea Breeding, Drought tolerant chickpeas, Heat tolerant chickpeas, Global Malnutrition, Breakthrough, Sustainability, University of Western Australia, Genome Resequencing, Genetic Diversity, Domestication, Agronomic Traits

Language

English

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366 kB

Story Partners

University, University of Western Australia,

Author/Key contact

Dr Rajeev K Varshney

Story Source

https://www.devdiscourse.com/article/business/497612-icrisat-led-team-cracks-genetic-code-to-develop-climate-resilient-chickpea

Publishing Location

Global

Story Lead Center

ICRISAT

Type

Science

URL/Link

https://www.devdiscourse.com/article/business/497612-icrisat-led-team-cracks-genetic-code-to-develop-climate-resilient-chickpea

Description

The study also confirms that chickpea came to India from Fertile Crescent of Mediterranean via Afghanistan and may have been introduced back to the primary centres of origin after 200 years, it added. "This is the largest-ever exercise of whole-genome re-sequencing of chickpea... What this means to the agricultural community is potential development of newer varieties of chickpea with higher yields, which are disease-and-pest-resistant, and better able to withstand the vagaries of weather," the ICRISAT said in a statement.

ICRISAT Research Programs

Grain Legumes

New ICRISAT Research Programs

Genetic Gains Program, Pre-breeding, Genomics & Trait Discovery

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

30/Apr/2019

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