The Chickpea Genome

  • Rajeev K. Varshney
  • Mahendar Thudi
  • Fred Muehlbauer

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Rajeev K. Varshney, Mahendar Thudi, Fred J. Muehlbauer
    Pages 1-4
  3. Fred J. Muehlbauer, Ashutosh Sarker
    Pages 5-12
  4. Sobhan B. Sajja, Srinivasan Samineni, Pooran M. Gaur
    Pages 13-24
  5. Miroslava Karafiátová, Eva Hřibová, Jaroslav Doležel
    Pages 25-41
  6. Hari D. Upadhyaya, Sangam L. Dwivedi, Shivali Sharma
    Pages 43-52
  7. Manish Roorkiwal, Ankit Jain, Mahendar Thudi, Rajeev K. Varshney
    Pages 53-67
  8. Amit Deokar, Bunyamin Tar’an
    Pages 69-81
  9. T. Millán, E. Madrid, P. Castro, J. Gil, J. Rubio
    Pages 83-106
  10. Aamir Waseem Khan, Mahendar Thudi, Rajeev K. Varshney, David Edwards
    Pages 117-123
  11. Srinivasan Samineni, Mahendar Thudi, Sobhan B. Sajja, Rajeev K. Varshney, Pooran M. Gaur
    Pages 125-134
  12. Rajeev K. Varshney, Mahendar Thudi, Fred J. Muehlbauer
    Pages 135-142

About this book


This book sheds new light on the chickpea genome sequencing and resequencing of chickpea germplasm lines and provides insights into classical genetics, cytogenetics, and trait mapping. It also offers an overview of the latest advances in genome sequencing and analysis.

The growing human population, rapid climate changes and limited amounts of arable land are creating substantial challenges in connection with the availability and affordability of nutritious food for smallholder farmers in developing countries. In this context, climate smart crops are essential to alleviating the hunger of the millions of poor and undernourished people living in developing countries. In addition to cereals, grain legumes are an integral part of the human diet and provide sustainable income for smallholder farmers in the arid and semi-arid regions of the world. Among grain legumes, the chickpea (Cicer arietinum) is the second most important in terms of production and productivity. Besides being a rich source of proteins, it can fix atmospheric nitrogen through symbiosis with rhizobia and increase the input of combined nitrogen. Several abiotic stresses like drought, heat, salinity, together with biotic stresses like Fusarium wilt, Ascochyta blight, and Botrytis grey mould have led to production losses, as the chickpeas is typically grown in the harsh climates of our planet’s semi-arid regions.


Agriculture in semi-arid regions Crop improvement Germplasm Legumes nutrition Protein food sources Sequencing technologies

Editors and affiliations

  • Rajeev K. Varshney
    • 1
  • Mahendar Thudi
    • 2
  • Fred Muehlbauer
    • 3
  1. 1.International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)PatancheruIndia
  2. 2.International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)PatancheruIndia
  3. 3.U.S. Department of AgricultureWashington State UniversityPullmanUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-66115-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-66117-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2199-4781
  • Series Online ISSN 2199-479X
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