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What rising CO2 does to one of world’s most important protein sources 

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Resource ID

18561

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Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Crop improvement, Biotechnology: Genomics

Crops

Grain legumes, Chickpea

Systems

Farming Systems

Locations

Asia, India

CSR Activity

No

Global Date

11/Sep/2020

Title

What rising CO2 does to one of world’s most important protein sources

Keywords

Food security, Nutrition security, Climate change, Chickpea, Plant metabolic pathways, Plant & Cell Physiology, Molecular dynamic, Gene regulation, CO2 stress

Language

English

ICRISAT Research Programs

Grain Legumes

New ICRISAT Research Programs

Genetic Gains Program, Genomics & Trait Discovery

Author/Key contact

Dr Rajeev K Varshney

Story Source

ICRISAT Happenings 1871-2, 11 September 2020

Type

Science

URL/Link

https://www.icrisat.org/what-rising-co2-does-to-one-of-worlds-most-important-protein-sources/

Description

To ensure food and nutrition security in the face of rising carbon dioxide levels and climate change, researchers at ICRISAT, in a first of its kind study, have demonstrated what elevated CO2 does to chickpea and have uncovered the molecular basis for these effects. Several important plant metabolic pathways related to sugar/starch metabolism, chlorophyll and secondary metabolites biosynthesis were found to be affected. Their study, ‘Molecular and Physiological Alterations in Chickpea under Elevated CO2 Concentrations’ published in the journal Plant & Cell Physiology, shows that elevated CO2 levels cause the roots and shoots of the plants to grow taller with significantly altered nodulation, total chlorophyll content and nitrogen balance index that accelerates plant senescence.

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

11/Sep/2020

CGIAR Research Program

GLDC

SDG

01-No_Poverty, 02-Zero_Hunger, 13-Climate_Action, 17-Partnerships_For_The_Goals

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