Asia, Eastern and Southern Africa, West and Central Africa
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Research Program Genetic Gains (RPGG) Review Meeting 2021: Identification of markers and genomic regions associated with aflatoxin resistance in peanut (2016- 2020) By Dr Rajeev K Varshney Team
Research Program Genetic Gains, RPGG Review Meeting 2021, IVSC resistance, Aflatoxin resistance, Genomics, Transcriptomic approaches, Groundnut, Haplotypes, Drs Rajeev Varshney, Manish Pandey, Hari Sudini, P Janila, Anu Chitkineni
Genetic Gains Program
Dr Rajeev K Varshney
Although breeders have been doing their best to produce peanuts with higher resistance to aflatoxin, their efforts have not been very successful. One of the main reasons for this is limited knowledge and information available on the three mechanisms of resistance to aflatoxin in peanut and their associated genes: (1) resistance to in vitro seed colonization (IVSC), (2) resistance to pre-harvest seed infection, and (3) resistance to pre-harvest aflatoxin production (PAC).
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