Duration: 06/Jan/2017 - 05/Jan/2020
Project contact: Dr Rajeev K Varshney (R.K.Varshney@CGIAR.ORG)
Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Department of Biotechnology- Government of India-India
CGIAR Research Program: Grain Legumes
The main objectives of this project is to - Identification of sources of resistance to Ascochyta blight in Australia; enhancing genetics and physiological knowledge of salinity tolerance in Australia and India; Identification of genes and superior haplotypes in a QTL-hotspot region conferring drought tolerance in chickpea; Developing superior lines for stress tolerance through marker assisted backcrossing and fostering ongoing collaborative links between Australia and India to support future food security.