Unravelling the physiology and genetics of salinity tolerance in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.)

Judith Akinyi Atieno
i Structure of the thesis This thesis is presented in six chapters preceded with an Abstract which sets out the context and gives an overview of the thesis. Chapter 1 is made up of a Literature Abstract Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) is a nutritious legume predominantly grown in semi-arid environments under rain fed conditions, but is highly sensitive to soil salinity. Until recently, there has been slow progress in the application of molecular genetics in chickpea breeding. This is primarily
more » ... ause the available genetic variation in international chickpea germplasm collections has not been extensively characterised due to a lack of available genomics tools and high-throughput phenotyping resources.
doi:10.25909/5b3d9f11c9bac fatcat:w4hnq5fidff3begs4x3u2e4zfu