The Pigeonpea Genome

  • Rajeev K. Varshney
  • Rachit K. Saxena
  • Scott A. Jackson

Part of the Compendium of Plant Genomes book series (CPG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Rajeev K. Varshney, Rachit K. Saxena, Scott A. Jackson
    Pages 1-4
  3. C. V. Sameer Kumar, S. J. Satheesh Naik, Nidhi Mohan, Rachit K. Saxena, Rajeev K. Varshney
    Pages 17-29
  4. Nalini Mallikarjuna, Rachit K. Saxena, M. Byre Gowda, Rajeev K. Varshney
    Pages 31-39
  5. Abhishek Bohra, Shalini Pareek, Rintu Jha, Rachit K. Saxena, Indra P. Singh, Gaurav Pandey et al.
    Pages 41-54
  6. Reyazul Rouf Mir, Irshad Ahmad Rather, Mohd Ashraf Bhat, G. A. Parray, Rajeev K. Varshney
    Pages 55-64
  7. Christopher P. Krieg, Mulualem T. Kassa, Eric J. B. von Wettberg
    Pages 65-79
  8. Vikas K. Singh, Rachit K. Saxena, Rajeev K. Varshney
    Pages 93-97
  9. Rajeev K. Varshney, Rachit K. Saxena, Scott A. Jackson
    Pages 99-104

About this book


Pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan) is a crop of small land holding farmers in arid and semi-arid regions of the world. It has a number of usages starting from protein rich food to vegetarian families; fuel wood; nitrogen supplier to soil; recycling minerals in soil to animal feed etc. Pigeonpea has been considered to be originated and domesticated in central India from where it travelled to different parts of the world such as Africa and Latin America. In ongoing scenario of climate change, biotic and especially abiotic stresses will make the conditions more challenging for entire agriculture. This volume focusing on the pigeonpea genome will collate the information on the genome sequencing and its utilization in genomics activities, with a focus on the current findings, advanced tools and strategies deployed in pigeonpea genome sequencing and analysis, and how this information is leading to direct outcomes for plant breeders and subsequently to farmers.


Agriculture in semi-arid regions Cajanus cajan Crop improvement Germplasm Molecular mapping Protein food sources Whole-genome sequencing climate-resilient crop grain legumes

Editors and affiliations

  • Rajeev K. Varshney
    • 1
  • Rachit K. Saxena
    • 2
  • Scott A. Jackson
    • 3
  1. 1.Center of Excellence in Genomics (CEG)International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)PatancheruIndia
  2. 2.Center of Excellence in Genomics (CEG)International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)PatancheruIndia
  3. 3.Center for Applied Genetic TechnologiesUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-63795-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-63797-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2199-4781
  • Series Online ISSN 2199-479X
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