Welcome to CTDB
Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) is an economically important crop legume (also known as Indian pea, Bengal gram,
Kabuli chana etc.), which belongs to the family Fabaceae. Chickpea is grown in different parts of the world
covering Asia, Europe and North and South America. India is the world leader in production of chickpea.
Chickpea contains very high protein content and is very important food crop for nutrition in the developing
world. In addition, chickpea also plays an important role in sustainable agricultural system due to its
efficient symbiotic nitrogen fixation properties. Despite its economic importance, the availability of genomic
resources for chickpea is very limited, which is one of the major constraints in the implementation of genetic
engineering and breeding programmes to improve its yield. The Chickpea Transcriptome Database (CTDB) has been
developed with the view to provide most comprehensive information about the chickpea transcriptome, the most
relevant part of the genome. The database contains various information and tools for transcriptome sequence, functional annotation, conserved domain(s), transcription factor families, molecular markers (microsatellites
and single nucleotide polymorphisms), Comprehensive gene expression and comparative genomics with other legumes. The database is a freely available
resource, which provides user scientists/breeders a portal to search, browse and query the data to facilitate
functional and applied genomics research in chickpea and other legumes.
Reseachers who find this database useful in their research, please cite our recent publication:
Verma M, Kumar V, Patel RK, garg R, Jain M (2015). CTDB: An integrated chickpea transcriptome database for functional and applied genomics. PLoS ONE, 10: 0136880