Wild relatives recruited to improve chickpea chilling tolerance

December 11th, 2023

SeedQuest, Other, 07/12/2023
Increasing chickpea production in Australia requires enhancing chilling tolerance in the species through the exploration of greater trait diversity in its wild relatives. […] This changed with recent collection efforts supported by GRDC, the Turkish Ministry of Agriculture, a range of Turkish universities and the University of California-Davis with CSIRO in South-East Anatolia, returning to Australia with hundreds of wild accessions that can be crossed with domestic chickpeas.

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