Enhancing the value of genetic resources for use in pigeonpea improvement uri icon


  • The ICRISAT genebankconserves over 13,700 accessions ofpigeonpea from 74 countries. The collectionserves as insurance against genetic erosionand provides rich source of diversity for cropimprovement. Pigeonpea is often crosspollinated crop, therefore regenerated underinsect proof cages, and characterized formorpho-agronomic traits, with most of thetraits showing abundant genetic variation.Core and mini core collections representingdiversity of the entire collection weredeveloped to discover new sources ofvariation for use in pigeonpea improvement

publication date

  • 2016