Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) Seeds as a Reservoir of Endophytic Plant Growth-Promoting Bacteria
This study aimed to isolate, identify and characterize culturable endophytic bacteria from chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) seeds. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rDNA showed that the endophytic bacteria belong to the genera Mesorhizobium, Burkholderia, Bacillus, Priestia, Paenibacillus, Alcaligenes, Acinetobacter, Rahnella, Enterobacter, Tsukamurella, and Microbacterium. The most frequently observed genus was Bacillus; however, rhizobia typically associated with chickpea roots were also found, which is a novel finding of this study. Siderophore production and phosphorus solubilization were the most widespread plant growth...
Source: Current Microbiology - July 30, 2022 Category: Microbiology Authors: Sara S Laranjeira Isabel G Alves Guilhermina Marques Source Type: research

Epigenomics as Potential Tools for Enhancing Magnitude of Breeding Approaches for Developing Climate Resilient Chickpea
Epigenomics has become a significant research interest at a time when rapid environmental changes are occurring. Epigenetic mechanisms mainly result from systems like DNA methylation, histone modification, and RNA interference. Epigenetic mechanisms are gaining importance in classical genetics, developmental biology, molecular biology, cancer biology, epidemiology, and evolution. Epigenetic mechanisms play important role in the action and interaction of plant genes during development, and also have an impact on classical plant breeding programs, inclusive of novel variation, single plant heritability, hybrid vigor, plant-e...
Source: Frontiers in Genetics - July 22, 2022 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research

The Complete Chloroplast Genome Sequence of < em > Cicer bijugum < /em > , Genome Organization, and Comparison with Related Species
CONCLUSION: It is aimed that the data obtained from this study, which is the first study in which whole chloroplast genomes of wild chickpea species were sequenced, will guide researchers in future molecular, evolutionary, and genetic engineering studies with chickpea species.PMID:35814936 | PMC:PMC9199535 | DOI:10.2174/1389202923666220211113708 (Source: Current Genomics)
Source: Current Genomics - July 11, 2022 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Melih Temel Yasin Kaymaz Duygu Ate ş Abdullah Kahraman Muhammed Bahattin Tanyola ç Source Type: research