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Genomics delivers ‘super chickpea’ in record time 

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17891

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Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Crop improvement, Biotechnology: Genomics

Crops

Grain legumes, Chickpea

Systems

Farming Systems

Locations

Asia, India

Global Date

20/Sep/2019

Title

Genomics delivers ‘super chickpea’ in record time

Keywords

Chickpea Variety, Genomics-Assisted Breeding, High-Yielding Chickpea, Smallholder Farmers

Language

English

ICRISAT Research Programs

Grain Legumes

New

Genetic Gains Program

Size of PDF

319 kB

Story Partners

AICRP, ICAR, IIPR, IARI, UAS Raichur

Author/Key contact

Dr Rajeev K Varshney

Story Source

https://www.icrisat.org/genomics-delivers-super-chickpea-in-record-time/

Story Published Date

20/Sep/2019

Story Lead Center

ICRISAT

Type

Science

URL/Link

https://www.icrisat.org/genomics-delivers-super-chickpea-in-record-time/

Description

India is set to launch improved chickpea, developed in record time through genomics-assisted breeding in a first-of-its-kind effort. Two new varieties with drought tolerance and disease resistance were recently identified for farming by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) for Chickpea identified two desi chickpea (Bengal chana) varieties—‘Pusa 10216’ and ‘MABC-WR-SA-1’, which were developed by ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) and University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS) in Raichur, Karnataka, respectively, in collaboration with ICRISAT. AICRP announced the decision at its recently concluded 24th Annual Group Meet.

CGIAR Research Program

GLDC

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