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Global team cracks genetic code to develop high-yielding, climate resilient chickpea 

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Resource ID

17911

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Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Crop improvement, Biotechnology: Genomics

Crops

Grain legumes, Chickpea

Systems

Farming Systems

Locations

Asia, Eastern and Southern Africa, West and Central Africa

Global Date

03 May 19

Title

Global team cracks genetic code to develop high-yielding, climate resilient chickpea

Keywords

Chickepea, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerance, Genetic Diversity, Genetic Mapping, Heat Tolerance, Pest Resistant

Language

English

New ICRISAT Research Programs

Genetic Gains Program, Genomics & Trait Discovery

Author/Key contact

Dr Rajeev K Varshney

Story Source

ICRISAT Happenings 1800-1, 03 May 2019

Type

Science

URL/Link

https://www.icrisat.org/global-team-cracks-genetic-code-to-develop-high-yielding-climate-resilient-chickpea/

Description

In a major breakthrough, scientists from 21 research institutes globally, have successfully completed sequencing of 429 chickpea lines from 45 countries to identify genes for tolerance to drought and heat. The efforts equipped the team with key insights into the crop’s genetic diversity, domestication and agronomic traits. The study also mapped the origins of chickpea and its ascent in Asia and Africa.

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

03 May 19

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