Identification of candidate genes and development of markers for molecular breeding of early flowering in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.)
Duration: 04/Feb/2017 - 03/Feb/2020
Locations: Asia / India / Odisha
Project contact: Dr Mahendar Thudi (T.MAHENDAR@cgiar.org)
Donor: Government department -national- state or local
CGIAR Research Program: Grain Legumes
The candidate genes or markers associated with the early flowering trait identified in the proposed study will aid in understanding the genetic basis of this important agronomic trait in chickpea. An important practical application is the development of simple to use molecular markers for early flowering which will allow for marker-assisted selection/introgression in chickpea breeding programs. Identification of genes for early flowering and seed size based on the MuteMap approach will serve as proof concept and SNP markers for developed for using in marker assisted backcrossing (MABC) programs for chickpea improvement.