Mapping the Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) Genome: Localization of Fungal Resistance Genes in Interspecific Crosses

  • P. Winter
  • S. Rakshit
  • M. Baum
  • G. Kahl
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 52)


Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) is a grain legume of world importance (average annual production approximately 8,500,0001) ranking third after pea and dry bean on the world market (Duke 1981; FAOSTAT 2000). Major production areas are the Indian subcontinent, West Asia and North Africa (WANA), European countries surrounding the Mediterranean basin, and Latin America. In these regions, chickpea belongs to the traditional diet of the people, and serves as animal fodder as well. In recent years chickpea production in the USA, Australia, and Canada has also increased and provides a growing surplus for export. In all these areas, chickpea is an important component of rain-fed, cereal-based intercropping systems.


Fusarium Wilt Interspecific Cross Bulk Segregant Analysis Ascochyta Blight Cicer Arietinum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Winter
    • 1
  • S. Rakshit
    • 2
  • M. Baum
    • 3
  • G. Kahl
    • 1
  1. 1.Plant Molecular Biology, BiocentreUniversity of Frankfurt/MainFrankfurt/MainGermany
  2. 2.Indian Institute for Pulses ResearchKanpurIndia
  3. 3.International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)AleppoSyria

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