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Delhi | Jan 12, 2021
Tapping genes to make chickpeas resistant to droughts

Study identifies specific genes in chickpea plants that help the plant to grow in water-deficient conditions.

General, Science, Technology, Engineering, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | May 21, 2020
Local bacteria may outcompete introduced ones, affecting chickpea yield

Did you know that a humble bacterium influences  chickpea's yield?  While chickpea is believed to have come to India from Turkey a few centuries ago, from where did it get its microbe partner? Did the original rhizobium strain from Turkey hitch a ride along with its host, or did it find other local strains here? In a recent study, an international collaboration of researchers, including those from India, may have answers.

 

General, Science, Deep-dive
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