Pangenome analysis in Cicer spp. provides insights into the evolution ofchickpea (Cicer arietinum L.)

Mohammad Aamir Waseem Khan

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Abstract

Chickpea is an important legume crop cultivated in arid and semi-arid regions of the world. To capture the complete genetic repertoire of chickpea, a Cicer pangenome (1.87 Gb) by sequencing and assembling genomes of eight wild species of chickpea has been presented here. The modelling of Cicer pangenome indicated that it is a closed pangenome. Functional annotation of the dispensable gene set suggested the enrichment of genes related to disease resistance, biosynthesis of secondary metabolites and flowering time. The variations/genes identified can be used as markers for genomics-assisted breeding or candidates for gene editing for trait improvement in chickpea.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Varshney, Rajeev, Supervisor
  • Edwards, Dave, Supervisor
  • Veneklaas, Erik, Supervisor
  • Batley, Jacqueline, Supervisor
  • Bayer, Philipp, Supervisor
Award date17 Dec 2020
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2020

Embargo information

  • Embargoed from 08/01/2021 to 30/09/2021. Made publicly available on 30/09/2021.

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