Evaluation and identification of wild lentil accessions for enhancing genetic gains of cultivated varieties.
Mohar Singh, Sandeep Kumar, Ashwani Kumar Basandrai, Daisy Basandrai, Nikhil Malhotra, Deep Rattan Saxena, Dorin Gupta, Ashutosh Sarker, Kuldeep Singh
PLoS One | Public Library of Science | Published : 2020
Domesticated lentil has a relatively narrow genetic base globally and most released varieties are susceptible to severe biotic and abiotic stresses. The crop wild relatives could provide new traits of interest for tailoring novel germplasm and cultivated lentil improvement. The primary objective of this study was to evaluate wild lentil accessions for identification of economically viable agro-morphological traits and resistance against major biotic stresses. The study has revealed substantial variations in seed yield and its important component characters. Further, the diversity analysis of wild accessions showed two major clusters which were bifurcated into sub-clusters, thereby suggesting..View full abstract
Authors thank the Regional Coordinator of South Asia and China Regional Programme for grant in aid to accomplish the proposed research.