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Global research team decodes chickpea genome (04:55 min) 

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778

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SMC

Topics

Crop improvement, Biotechnology: Genomics, Diversification, Nutrition

Crops

Grain legumes, Chickpea

Systems

Livelihood Systems, Farming Systems

Locations

Asia (general info only), Eastern Africa (general info only), West Africa (general info only)

Title

Global research team decodes chickpea genome (04:55 min)

Keywords

Chickpea, Chickpea genome, ICRISAT

Grouping

Scientific Breakthroughs

ICRISAT Research Programs

Grain Legumes

Video Lead Center

ICRISAT

Description

In a scientific breakthrough that promises improved grain yields and quality, greater drought tolerance and disease resistance, and enhanced genetic diversity, a global research team has completed high-quality sequencing of not one but ninety genomes of chickpea. Nature Biotechnology, the highest ranked journal in the area of biotechnology, featured the reference genome of the CDC Frontier chickpea variety and genome sequence of 90 cultivated and wild genotypes from 10 different countries, as an online publication on 27 January 2013. 

Link to full paper on Nature Biotechnology Journal: http://www.nature.com/nbt/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nbt.2491.html 

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

27 Jan 13

Video Location

India, Asia, Africa

Video Scientists

Varshney, R
Gaur, PM
Datta, SK (ICAR)
Fikre, A (National Pulses Research Program, Ethiopia)

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