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The project for an abiotic stress tolerant chickpea

• In collaboration with partners in India (ICRISAT), this AISRF funded project is focussed towards the development of efficient selection methods for tolerance to abiotic stress and the application of molecular tools to assist chickpea breeding.

• The key objective of is to develop and build a collaborative chickpea genomics program comprising advanced pre-breeding tools for the discovery and validation of novel genes and traits leading to development of abiotic stress tolerant chickpea.

• The project will utilise diverse chickpea germplasm including world core collections and elite breeding lines from Australia and India to produce outputs that may assist chickpea breeding efforts in both countries.