Project Details

Genomic approaches for stress tolerant chickpea

Duration: 28/Mar/2012 - 27/Mar/2016

Locations: Asia / India

Project contact: Dr Rajeev K Varshney (R.K.Varshney@CGIAR.ORG)

Donor: Government department -national- state or local,Department of Science & Technology (DST)- Government of India-India

CGIAR Research Program: Grain Legumes

This project brings together Australian and Indian partners contributing distinct but complementary multidisciplinary strengths in physiology, molecular biology and breeding. The project uses diverse chickpea germplasm, including the world core collections and elite breeding lines. It aims to produce outputs to directly assist current pulse breeding programs in India and Australia. The pulses (grain legumes) form a critical component of Australian and Indian farming systems. .

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