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Marker assisted backcross breeding to enhance drought tolerance in Kenyan chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) germplasm

Oyier, M.O., Mulwa, R.M.S., Kimurto, P.K., Towett, B.K., Cheruiyot, E.K., Gang Rao, N.V.P.R., Silim, S.N., Varshney, R.K.ORCID: 0000-0002-4562-9131 and Gaur, P.M. (2011) Marker assisted backcross breeding to enhance drought tolerance in Kenyan chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) germplasm. In: 6th Egerton University International Conference: Research and Expo-Transformative Research for Sustainable Development, 21 - 23 September 2011, Njoro, Kenya

Abstract

Drought is the number one constraint in chickpea production. In the past, breeding efforts to improve terminal drought tolerance have been hindered by its quantitative genetic basis and poor understanding of the physiological basis of yield in water-limited conditions.

Item Type: Conference Paper
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/63357
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