September 2, 2019

First ever high-yielding chickpea variety developed using marker-assisted backcrossing (mabc) released in Ethiopia

Ethiopia has become the first country in the world to release such a chickpea variety. In a first, the National Variety Release Committee (NVRC) of Ethiopia, announced the release of a high-yielding chickpea variety developed in collaboration with ICRISAT using marker assisted backcrossing (MABC). The variety, ‘Geletu’, was named after the eminent pulses scientist Dr...

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