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Compendium of Plant Genomes

The Chickpea Genome

Editors: Varshney, Rajeev K., Thudi, Mahendar, Muehlbauer, Fred (Eds.)

  • Offers an up-to-date insight into the latest progress in genome sequencing and analysis
  • Demonstrates how scientific results in plant genomics can be used to improve plant breeding
  • With contributions of an international board of authors
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This book sheds new light on the chickpea genome sequencing and resequencing of chickpea germplasm lines and provides insights into classical genetics, cytogenetics, and trait mapping. It also offers an overview of the latest advances in genome sequencing and analysis.

The growing human population, rapid climate changes and limited amounts of arable land are creating substantial challenges in connection with the availability and affordability of nutritious food for smallholder farmers in developing countries. In this context, climate smart crops are essential to alleviating the hunger of the millions of poor and undernourished people living in developing countries. In addition to cereals, grain legumes are an integral part of the human diet and provide sustainable income for smallholder farmers in the arid and semi-arid regions of the world. Among grain legumes, the chickpea (Cicer arietinum) is the second most important in terms of production and productivity. Besides being a rich source of proteins, it can fix atmospheric nitrogen through symbiosis with rhizobia and increase the input of combined nitrogen. Several abiotic stresses like drought, heat, salinity, together with biotic stresses like Fusarium wilt, Ascochyta blight, and Botrytis grey mould have led to production losses, as the chickpeas is typically grown in the harsh climates of our planet’s semi-arid regions.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • The Chickpea Genome: An Introduction

    Varshney, Rajeev K. (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • Economic Importance of Chickpea: Production, Value, and World Trade

    Muehlbauer, Fred J. (et al.)

    Pages 5-12

  • Botany of Chickpea

    Sajja, Sobhan B. (et al.)

    Pages 13-24

  • Cytogenetics of Cicer

    Karafiátová, Miroslava (et al.)

    Pages 25-41

  • Managing and Discovering Agronomically Beneficial Traits in Chickpea Germplasm Collections

    Upadhyaya, Hari D. (et al.)

    Pages 43-52

Buy this book

eBook 118,99 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-66117-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 139,99 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-66115-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Chickpea Genome
Editors
  • Rajeev K. Varshney
  • Mahendar Thudi
  • Fred Muehlbauer
Series Title
Compendium of Plant Genomes
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66117-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66117-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66115-5
Series ISSN
2199-4781
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 142
Number of Illustrations
28 b/w illustrations
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