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Date palms sequencing yields insights into diversification
Date palms (Phoenix dactylifera) are the most significant perennial crop in arid regions of the Middle East and North Africa. A new study presents a comprehensive catalogue of approximately seven million single nucleotide polymorphisms in date palms based on whole genome re-sequencing of a collection of 62 cultivars.
Climate Food Security Index
Find out how climate action could shape future vulnerability to food insecurity in your country by using a new interactive website produced by the Met Office UK / World Food programme. It allows readers to explore how different scenarios of global greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to climate change could change the geography of food insecurity in developing and least-developed countries.
The fertile crescent region is the geographic origin for grass families exploited in agriculture and crop production for over 10000 years.
The search continues.
ICARDA's Genetic Resources Section (GRS) actively seeks seed collection, acquisition, ex situ conservation, regeneration, characterization and distribution of genetic resources of ICARDA’s mandate crops: barley, wheat, food legumes (lentil, chickpea and faba bean) and feed legumes (vetch and grass pea).