Horse Gram

  • Nilamani Dikshit
  • Gopal Katna
  • Chandra Sekhar Mohanty
  • Anath Bandhu Das
  • Natarajan Sivaraj


The chapter discusses detailed account on germplasm enhancement-related information with regard to collection, systematic evaluation, and development of high yielding cultivars, which are necessary in consortium concept for its full exploitations. Key traits for broadening the genetic base in horse gram through interspecific hybridization would be disease and pest resistance, improving grain quality and protein percentage, and also reducing antinutritional factors. Utilization of Macrotyloma axillare, a wild species, which has many desirable traits like high number of pods per plant, high seed yield, and tolerance to cold and drought, has been highlighted.


Drought Tolerance Ascochyta Blight Cercospora Leaf Spot Macrotyloma Uniflorum rDNA Intergenic Space Region 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nilamani Dikshit
    • 1
  • Gopal Katna
    • 2
  • Chandra Sekhar Mohanty
    • 3
  • Anath Bandhu Das
    • 4
  • Natarajan Sivaraj
    • 5
  1. 1.National Bureau of Plant Genetic ResourcesAkolaIndia
  2. 2.Department of Crop ImprovementCSK Himachal Pradesh Agricultural UniversityPalampurIndia
  3. 3.CSIR – National Botanical Research InstituteLucknowIndia
  4. 4.Department of Agricultural BiotechnologyOrissa University of Agriculture and TechnologyBhubaneswarIndia
  5. 5.National Bureau of Plant Genetic ResourcesHyderabadIndia

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