Identification of Candidate Resistance Gene(s) in Chickpea (Cicer arietinum) Against Root-lesion Nematode Pratylenchus thorne
||11 February 2019
||2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
||Toowoomba - Q303, or via Zoom
||For more information, please contact the Graduate Research School.
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Chickpea yield is severely affected due to root-lesion nematodes prevalent in Australia and other parts of the world. Root-lesion neamtode - Pratylenchus thornei is of serious concern to Queensland farmers where more than 50 % chickpea production takes place. The current project aims at identifying the causal genes for P. thornei resistance in chickpea using genome wide association studies (GWAS) and transcriptomic approach. The outcome of this study will help in molecular breeding program for marker assisted selection and pyramiding of genes for chickpea resistance to P. thornei.