A Bohra

Genomics-assisted breeding in four major pulse crops of developing countries: present status and prospects

The global population is continuously increasing and is expected to reach nine billion by 2050. This huge population pressure will lead to severe shortage of food, natural resources and arable land. Such an alarming situation is most likely to arise in developing countries due to increase in the proportion of people suffering from protein and micronutrient malnutrition. Pulses being a primary and affordable source of proteins and minerals play a key role in alleviating the protein calorie malnutrition, micronutrient deficiencies…

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Advances in Pigeonpea Genomics

Pigeonpea, a member of family Fabaceae, is one of the important food legumes cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions. Due to its inherent properties to withstand harsh environments, it plays a critical role in ensuring sustainability in the subsistence agriculture. Furthermore, plasticity in the maturity duration imparts it a greater adaptability in a variety of cropping systems. In the post genomics era, the importance of pigeonpea is further evident from the fact that pigeonpea has emerged as first non-industrial legume…

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Grain Legumes

Grain Legumes is a partnership among four CGIAR Research Institutes: ICRISAT as lead center, CIAT, ICARDA and IITA, along with several public and private institutes and organizations, governments, and farmers worldwide.

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