Grain legumes, Chickpea
Asia, Eastern and Southern Africa, West and Central Africa
13 Jan 21
Research Program Genetic Gains (RPGG) Review Meeting 2021: From Discovery to Delivery: A Story of Chickpea By Dr Mahendar Thudi
Research Program Genetic Gains, RPGG Review Meeting 2021, Discovery to Delivery, Chickpea, Genomic resources, Genome, Germplasm sequencing, Markers, Genetic maps, Trait mapping, QTL-mapping, Breeding integration.
Genetic Gains Program, Genomics & Trait Discovery
Dr Mahendar Thudi
Chickpea (Cicer arietinum) is the second most widely grown legume crop after soybean, accounting for a substantial proportion of human dietary nitrogen intake and playing a crucial role in food security in developing countries. We report the∼ 738-Mb draft whole genome shotgun sequence of CDC Frontier, a kabuli chickpea variety, which contains an estimated 28,269 genes. Resequencing and analysis of 90 cultivated and wild genotypes from ten countries identifies targets of both breeding-associated genetic sweeps and breeding-associated balancing selection.
13 Jan 21