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Wide crossing technology for pigeonpea improvement

Mallikarjuna, N., Saxena, R.K., Byre Gowda, M. and Varshney, R.K.ORCID: 0000-0002-4562-9131 (2017) Wide crossing technology for pigeonpea improvement. In: Varshney, R., Saxena, R. and Jackson, S., (eds.) The Pigeonpea Genome. Springer, Cham, pp. 31-39.

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Pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan Millsp,) has ample genetic and genomic information now. It is endowed with rich germplasm in different gene pools. One of the easiest material to use in those are in the primary gene pool, which are closely related to cultivated pigeonpea. It is observed that species placed beyond the primary gene pool are a rich source of genetic variation. They contribute beneficial traits to pigeonpea such as pest or disease resistance, resistance to abiotic stresses, cytoplasmic male sterile systems (CMS) leading to yield improvement, and some novel traits such as homozygous pigeonpea lines. To effectively utilize the immense variation present in the secondary, tertiary, and quaternary gene pool of pigeonpea, a thorough knowledge of crossability and concerted effort is essential.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Publisher: Springer, Cham
Copyright: © 2017 Springer International Publishing AG
Other Information: Part of the Compendium of Plant Genomes book series (CPG)
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