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Mallikarjuna, N., Srikanth, S., Sameer Kumar, C.V., Srivastava, R.K., Saxena, R.K. and Varshney, R.K.ORCID: 0000-0002-4562-9131 (2014) Pigeonpea. In: Singh, M., Bisht, I.S. and Dutta, M., (eds.) Broadening the Genetic Base of Grain Legumes. Springer India, pp. 149-159.

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Pigeonpea was labeled as an orphan crop but is now a trendy and pacesetter, with ample genetic and genomic information becoming available in recent times. It is now possible to cross wild relatives not only from the Cajanus group placed in the secondary and tertiary gene pool but also the related genera placed in the quaternary gene pool. This is no small achievement for a legume which is an important crop of Asia and Africa and plays a major role in the diet of majority of the people of this region. The need of the hour is further committed research on wide crosses in pigeonpea.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Publisher: Springer India
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