Rajeev Varshney speaks on groundnut genomics at AICRP meeting

ICAR Directorate of Groundnut Research, Director JB Misra (right) with Rajeev Varshney (center) and SN Nigam (left).

Rajeev Varshney was invited to give a presentation on “Genomics-assisted breeding for groundnut improvement” at the All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) on Groundnut meeting held on 2-3 November at Bhubaneswar, Orissa. The objective of the presentation was to sensitize and encourage the groundnut community to use genomic tools in breeding to enhance crop productivity.

In a special session chaired by SN Nigam, Rajeev presented the progress made by ICRISAT and its partners in the area of groundnut genomics and gave examples of ICRISAT’s work in rust resistance in groundnut recently initiated with SN Nigam, Manish Pandey, P Janila and Hari Kishan Sudini.

Source: ICRISAT Happenings

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