Indian agriculture scientists decode genome of pigeonpea

Commodity Online (Nov. 3, 2011) | A group of thirty-one scientists from India have achieved a break through in decoding the genome of pigeonpea, the second most important pulse crop of India. The pulses variety also known as ‘arhar’ and ‘tur’is an important grain legume crop of India. About 85% of the world pigeonpea is produced and consumed in India where it is a key crop for food and nutritional security of the people. India imports pigeonpea from Myanmar which is the second largest producer.