A Scintillating Journey of Genomics in Simplifying Complex Traits and Development of Abiotic Stress Resilient Chickpeas

Jaganathan, Deepa and Mallikarjuna, Bingi Pujari and Palakurthi, Ramesh and Samineni, Srinivasan and Laxuman, C. and Bharadwaj, Chellapilla and Zwart, Rebecca ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5634-7439 and Fikre, Asnake and Gaur, Pooran and Varshney, Rajeev K. and Thudi, Mahendar (2022) A Scintillating Journey of Genomics in Simplifying Complex Traits and Development of Abiotic Stress Resilient Chickpeas. In: Genomic Designing for Abiotic Stress Resistant Pulse Crops. Springer, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 15-43. ISBN 9783030910389


Abstract

Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) is an important cool season food legume cultivated in more than 55 countries across the globe. In the context of climate change, productivity of chickpea is hampered by higher incidence of abiotic and biotic stresses. Among abiotic stresses, drought, heat, cold and salinity are the most important yield limiting factors. Advanced genomics technologies have great potential to accelerate mapping, gene discovery, marker development and genomics-assisted breeding. Integration of precise phenotypic data along with sequence information will help in developing cultivars tolerant to various abiotic stresses. In this chapter, we discuss the impact of various abiotic stresses on chickpea production and provide an update on potential strategies to develop stress-tolerant chickpea cultivars. In addition, we also summarize the systematic efforts of simplifying the complex traits in chickpea as well as development of improved varieties with tolerance to abiotic stresses during last decade. In addition, we also highlight the emerging stresses and future strategies to combat the abiotic stresses.


Statistics for USQ ePrint 50565
Statistics for this ePrint Item
Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Files associated with this item cannot be displayed due to copyright restrictions.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current – Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Agriculture and Environmental Science (1 Jan 2022 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Life Sciences and the Environment - Centre for Crop Health (24 Mar 2014 -)
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2022 02:00
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2022 02:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chickpea; Genomics; Abiotic stresses; 'QTL-hotspot'; Molecular breeding; Transgenic technology
Fields of Research (2020): 30 AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND FOOD SCIENCES > 3004 Crop and pasture production > 300406 Crop and pasture improvement (incl. selection and breeding)
30 AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND FOOD SCIENCES > 3004 Crop and pasture production > 300409 Crop and pasture protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 26 PLANT PRODUCTION AND PLANT PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 2603 Grains and seeds > 260303 Grain legumes
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-91039-6_2
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/50565

Actions (login required)

View Item Archive Repository Staff Only