Project Details

Synthesis of new abiotic and biotic stress tolerant genepool through introgression of alleles from wild species into pearl millet cultivars

Duration: 01/Sep/2015 - 31/Dec/2018

Locations: Asia / India / Gujarat / Haryana / Uttar Pradesh / Telangana

Project contact: Dr Shivali Sharma (

Donor: Foundation or Trust,The Global Crop Diversity Trust (GCDT)-Germany

CGIAR Research Program: GLDC

We will advance the populations further and advanced backcross populations will be evaluated for flowering stage heat and terminal drought stress tolerance across locations; and for traits potentially contributing to terminal drought stress tolerance; evaluate flowering stage heat and terminal drought tolerant introgression lines for blast resistance at ICRISAT-India.

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