Characterization of Genetic and Allelic Diversity Amongst Cultivated and Wild Lentil Accessions for Germplasm Enhancement
Ruwani Dissanayake, Shivraj Braich, Noel OI Cogan, Kevin Smith, Sukhjiwan Kaur
FRONTIERS IN GENETICS | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2020
Intensive breeding of cultivated lentil has resulted in a relatively narrow genetic base, which limits the options to increase crop productivity through selection. Assessment of genetic diversity in the wild gene pool of lentil, as well as characterization of useful and novel alleles/genes that can be introgressed into elite germplasm, presents new opportunities and pathways for germplasm enhancement, followed by successful crop improvement. In the current study, a lentil collection consisting of 467 wild and cultivated accessions that originated from 10 diverse geographical regions was assessed, to understand genetic relationships among different lentil species/subspecies. A total of 422,10..View full abstract
This work was supported by funding from the Victorian Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions and Melbourne Research Scholarship for RD.