Funding for this research was provided by:
ICRISAT (Capital funding for the LeasyScan platform)
Received: 13 July 2017
Accepted: 21 January 2018
First Online: 6 February 2018
: Vincent Vadez is working as Principal Scientist and Theme Leader – System Analysis for Climate Smart Agriculture (for more details see ExternalRef removed) at ICRISAT in India, and now a Principal Scientist at IRD (Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement), Montpellier, France. He focuses mainly on phenotyping for drought adaptive traits in different legume and cereal crops. In addition, he has expertise in crop modelling of various drought adaptive traits and their possible production benefits in SAT agro-ecologies. He has collaborators across disciples from various international institutes.Kaliamoorthy Sivasakthi is a Research Scholar pursuing his PhD in Crop Physiology Laboratory at ICRISAT in India. His Ph.D. work mainly focuses on Contribution of water saving traits for drought adaptation in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) through Physiological, Molecular and Genetics approaches.Mahendar Thudi is currently working as Senior Scientist (Chickpea Genomics) at ICRISAT in India and leading the genomics and molecular breeding activities of chickpea. He developed large genetic and genomic resources in chickpea. Played a significant role in the generation of genome sequence of chickpea and re-sequencing of ~ 500 chickpea genotypes.Murugesan Tharanya is a Research Scholar pursuing her PhD in Crop Physiology Laboratory at ICRISAT in India. Her Ph.D. work focuses mainly on “Contribution of water saving traits for drought adaptation in Pearl Millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.) through Physiological, Molecular and Genetics approaches”.Sandip M Kale is currently working as Visiting Scientist at Center of Excellence in Genomics at ICRISAT in India.Jana Kholova` is currently working as Senior Scientist in System Analysis for Climate Smart Agriculture (SACSA) team at ICRISAT in India. She is mainly focuses on phenotyping for drought adaptive traits in semi-arid crops (Sorghum, Pearl millet, Chickpea etc.). In addition, she is expertise in APSIM crop modelling for various drought adaptive traits and their possible productions benefits in SAT agro-ecologies.Mahamat Hissene Halime is a Research Fellow and completed her PhD in Crop Physiology Laboratory at ICRISAT in India.Deepa Jaganathan is Research scholar and completed her PhD in Center of Excellence in Genomics at ICRISAT in India.Rekha Baddum is working as Scientific Officer in Crop Physiology Laboratory at ICRISAT in India.Thiyagarajan Thirunalasundari is working as Professor and Head, Department of Industrial Biotechnology, Bharathidasan University at Tiruchirappalli in India.Pooran M. Gaur is Principal Scientist (Chickpea Breeding) at ICRISAT in India. He has extensive expertise on chickpea mapping population development and marker assisted breeding.Rajeev K Varshney is Research Program Director – Genetic Gains at ICRISAT in India. Heis internationally recognized for his contribution in genome sequencing of pigeonpea, chickpea, peanut, pearl millet, sesame, mungbean and azuki bean and development of molecular breeding products.
: Not applicable – Data were generated from our own trials. The genetic material that was tested was readily available at ICRISAT and did not required us any kind of permit or request.
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