Cicer arietinum

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  • Chickpea is an important food legume of the semi-arid tropical (SAT) regions of the world, known to be a nutraceutical (or health benefiting food) because of its high nutritional value. Despite growing demand and high yield potential, chickpea yield is unstable and productivity is stagnant at unacceptably low levels due to constraints such as abiotic stresses (drought, heat, cold and high-salinity) and biotic stresses (Ascochyta blight, Fusarium wilt and pod borer).
  • chickpeas germinated in presence of sodium metavanadate increased 32% and 11% the formononetin and biochanin A contents, respectively. Also a combination of sodium chloride and sodium sulfate, used during chickpea soaking before 4 germination days, increased the concentration of ononin, daidzein and biochanin A glucoside by 71%, 11% and 13%, respectively, compared with the germinated control. [1] [2] [3].

Across Cultivated and Wild Species

Reference Genes

Gene Symbol Gene Name Application Scope Accession Number Primer Size [bp] Tm [℃] Detection
UCP[1] Uncharacterized conserved protein
  • Across different genotypes
138 62 SYBR
G6PD[1] Glucose-6-phosphate 1-dehydrogenase
  • Across different genotypes
116 62 SYBR
TIP41[1] Tonoplast intrinsic proteins -like protein
  • Abiotic stress conditions
115 62 SYBR
ABCT[1] ATP-binding cassette transporter
  • Universal reference gene
135 62 SYBR

Moleculer Types

  • mRNA

Evaluation Methods


  • Name: Pooja Bhatnagar-Mathur
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  • Institution: Genetic Transformation Laboratory, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru-502324, Telangana, India

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Reddy DS, Bhatnagar-Mathur P, Reddy PS, et al. (2016) Identification and Validation of Reference Genes and Their Impact on Normalized Gene Expression Studies across Cultivated and Wild Cicer Species. PLoS One 11, e0148451.
  2. Jogihalli P, Singh L, Sharanagat VS (2017) Effect of microwave roasting parameters on functional and antioxidant properties of chickpea (Cicer arietinum). LWT - Food Science and Technology 79, 223-233.
  3. Guardado-Felix D, Serna-Saldivar SO, Cuevas-Rodriguez EO, Jacobo-Velazquez DA, Gutierrez-Uribe JA (2017) Effect of sodium selenite on isoflavonoid contents and antioxidant capacity of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) sprouts. Food Chem 226, 69-74.