Project Details

Improving popular groundnut varieties for foliar disease resistance and high oleate trait using genomics-assisted breeding approach and multi-location testing of MABC lines for varietal release in Karnataka state of India.

Duration: 01/Jan/2016 - 31/Dec/2018

Locations: Asia / India / Karnataka

Project contact: Dr Manish K Pandey (

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Department of Agriculture- Government of Karnataka-India

CGIAR Research Program: Grain Legumes

The project has been organized into four objectives with each objective having three to four activities. These follow a logical process for improving popular cultivars for disease resistance and oil quality using genomics-assisted breeding; identification of candidate genes and development of user-friendly genetic markers for the above mentioned two diseases (late leaf spot and rust) and oil quality traits; identification of promising MABC lines with desirable attributes and disease resistance; and training to the collaborating partners on the use of genomics in groundnut improvement and research.

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