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Determining the seed health status of germplasm of ICRISAT mandate crops for long term conservation in the genebank 

Resource Details

Resource ID

18484

Access

Open

Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Crop improvement, Genetic Resources

Crops

Dryland cereals, Pearl millets, Small millets, Sorghum, Grain legumes, Chickpea, Groundnut, Pigeonpea, Finger millet

Systems

Farming Systems, Livelihood Systems

Locations

Asia, Eastern and Southern Africa, West and Central Africa

Global Date

15/Nov/2019

Title

Determining the seed health status of germplasm of ICRISAT mandate crops for long term conservation in the genebank

Keywords

Genebanks, Crop improvement, Germplasm, Sorghum bicolor, Pear millet, Chickpea, Pigeonpea, Groundnut, Finger millet, Foxtail millet, Little millet, Barnyard millet, Proso millet, Kodo millet, International Public Goods, Plant Quarantine Unit, Conserving healthy germplasm.

Type

Science

Show on Web

Yes

ICRISAT Research Programs

Grain Legumes

New ICRISAT Research Programs

Asia Program, Genetic Gains Program, Plant Quarantine Unit, Genebank

Language

English

Author/Key contact

Dr Rajan Sharma

Description

Genebanks are considered as reservoirs and sources of alleles for crop improvement. ICRISAT genebank serves as a world repository of germplasm of its six mandate crops: sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench)], pearl millet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.], chickpea [Cicer arietinum (L.)], pigeonpea [Cajanus cajan (L.) Millspaugh], groundnut [Arachis hypogaea (L.)], finger millet [Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn.] and five small millets: foxtail millet [Setaria italica (L.) Beauv.], little millet (Panicum sumatrense Roth.ex Roem.& Schult.), barnyard millet [Echinochloa crussgalli (L.) Beauv.], proso millet [Panicum miliaceum (L.)] and kodo millet [Paspalum scrobiculatum (L.)]. It conserves over 120000 accessions collected from different countries which are available as International Public Goods (IPG).Plant Quarantine Unit of the ICRISAT helps genebank in conserving healthy germplasm for the safe exchange of germplasm.

Size of PDF

1176 kB

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

15/Nov/2019

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