Chickpea, the world’s third most important food legume, is currently grown on about 11 m ha, with 96% cultivation in the developing countries. Chickpea production has increased during the past 30 years from 7.3 mt (average of 1977-1979 triennium) to 8.4 mt (average of 2004-06 triennium) because of increase in productivity from 693 to 786 kg ha-1 during this period.
Cicer arietinum L. or chickpea is a self pollinatingspecies belonging to the Fabaceae family. Its genome is diploid (2n=2x=16) with a genome size of 1C=740 Mbp.
- SNP Markers for Chickpea
- SNP Marker Conversion to KASPAR System for Chickpea
- SSR Markers for Chickpea
- DArTs Markers for Chickpeas
- Genetic Maps for Chickpea
- QTLs for Chickpea
- Physical Maps for Chickpea
- Comparative Maps for Chickpea
- Transcriptomics for Chickpea
- Genome Sequencing for Chickpea
- Link to crop ontology, with downloadable trait dictionary
To obtain the Central Database for Chickpeas (which provides historical phenotyping data, germplasm information, trait information, and some genotyping data), download the Breeding Management System. Data curators: Peteti Prasad (ICRISAT) and Khaled El-Shamaa (ICARDA).
CGIAR Crop Lead Centres:
Photos: © ICARDA