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Identification of superior alleles and lines from wild Cajanus species for pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) improvement

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Project Description
Genetic enhancement of cultivated pigeon pea is not adequate due to its narrow genetic base. Wild pigeon pea, though, provides novel genetic variations and possesses high levels of resistance against biotic and abiotic stresses, including salinity, blight, and pod borer. Accordingly, this project focused on the exploitation of high yielding gene complexes from interspecific crosses with pigeon pea crop wild relatives.
Institute Name
International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, India (ICRISAT)
Institute Country
List of Countries
  • India
Crop Seed or Veg type Acc collected Acc regenerated Acc sent to CG Acc introduced to genebank Acc sent to Svalbard
Pigeonpea 0 0 0 0 0
Program Name
Crop Wild Relatives
Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)
Start Date
1st of July 2015
End Date
1st of June 2018
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