Development and evaluation of transgenic peanuts for induced resistance to the Indian peanut clump virus uri icon

abstract

  • Peanut or groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) is an economically important oil and protein rich crop whose seeds contain about 48% oil and 25% protein that has significant impact in the semi-arid tropics (SAT). Several biotic and abiotic constraints affect the productivity of this crop that results in great economical losses annually. The Indian peanut clump virus (IPCV) which is soil-borne and seed-borne is transmitted by the fungus Polymyxa graminis is very significant due to the non-availability of resistance sources in the available germplasm. We have developed efficient protocols for Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated genetic transformation of peanut by using cotyledon

publication date

  • 2006