"This study has not just provided the full genome sequence to help plant breeders across the globe to develop more productive and more resilient groundnut varieties in a faster manner, but also provides us an insight to geocarpy, a reproductive process where the flowers grown on the stem go inside the soil and pod formations occur," said Rajeev Varshney, Co-Coordinator of Genome Sequencing Project and Research Program Director, Genetic Gains program at Icrisat.
According to David Bergvinson, director general, Icrisat, this will provide an efficient road map for sustainable and resilient groundnut production for improved livelihoods of small holder farmers particularly in the marginal environments of Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
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