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Genetics and Cytogenetics of Lentil

  • S. K. Mishra
  • B. Sharma
  • S. K. Sharma

Abstract

Lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.) is an important winter season grain legume grown worldwide in semi-arid regions. Although lentil has been an important crop for centuries, very little attention has been paid in terms of genetic research until recently. A few centers around the world, including India, have started systematic work on genetic and linkage studies in lentil. Inheritance studies involving about three-dozen morphological markers have been completed. A comprehensive linkage map involving molecular markers and a few morphological markers has been developed. In the present paper, an effort has been made to comprehend the current status and recent advances made in terms of genetic, cytogenetic, linkage studies and other related aspects in lentil. The strategies for future research have also been outlined

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Biomass Permeability Chlorophyll Urea Boron 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. K. Mishra
    • 1
  • B. Sharma
    • 2
  • S. K. Sharma
    • 1
  1. 1.National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, Pusa CampusNew Delhi 110012INDIA
  2. 2.Former Head, Division of GeneticsIndian Agricultural Research InstituteNew Delhi 110012INDIA

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