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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
Wild relatives of chickpea among the genus Cicer have many valuable agronomic traits crucial for improvement of the cultivar... Methods developed for wide crosses with C. pinnatifidum at ICRISAT, India (Mallikarjuna, 1999) were transferred and adapted for crosses between local chickpea cultivars, in Canada and Australia, and C. pinnatifidum... Embryo rescue has good potential as the key to unlocking the treasure chest of distant wild relatives for chickpea improvement...
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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
The new knowledge and protocols developed in this project are already showing their value and benefiting research outcomes of legume improvement programs in Australia... It is recommended that all accessions of this species are evaluated for desirable traits in Australia... The objective of the project was to develop protocols, based on tissue culture technology, to access desirable genes in chickpea's wild relatives...
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