Chickpea regeneration: Development of rescue media using hormone profiling analysis of anthers and young ovules

  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Peas

Lead Investigator(s)

Dr. Suzanne Abrams

Lead Investigator(s) Institution

National Research Council - Plant Biotechnology Institute


To determine the hormone profiles necessary for rescue media for culturing chickpea embryos for interspecific hybrid development. To determine the hormone profiles necessary for chickpea breeding through doubled haploid technology.


Using measurement of plant hormones in 4-, 8- and 12-day old seeds from pea, chickpea, and lentils showed that early embryo development stages in these legume species appears to be regulated by phytohormones. This information will be used for subsequent alteration of the current tissue culture media to provide and/or induce synthesis of needed phytohormones for the development of embryos from interspecific crosses.


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Duration/Timeline of Project (Year to Year)

2009 - 2011