Descriptors for CHICKPEA:
Category: AGRONOMIC
  1. Length of flowering (days) (LENFLOW)
    Number of days from flowering date (when 50% of plants have started to flower) to end of flowering date (when 95% of plants have ended flowering)

  2. Lodging resistance (LODGINGRES)

    Code values.

Category: CHEMICAL
  1. Seed crude fiber (SDCF)
    Total seed crude fiber as determined by various methods available. The last two numbers represent the reference code to the researcher.

  2. Seed protein (SDPRO)
    Total seed protein as determined by various methods avail. Last two numbers are the reference code for the researcher who conducted the screening.

Category: DISEASE
  1. ASCOCHYTA BLIGHT (ASCOCHYTA)
    Resistance to Ascochyta Blight
    Code values.

  2. Chickpea blight resistance (ARRES)
    Level of resistance to chickpea blight caused by Ascochyta rabiei. The last two digits are the reference code for the researcher who conducted the screening.
    Code values.

  3. Other disease resistance (ODRES)
    Results from other disease evaluations and screening. The researchers are referenced by name or code number.

  4. Resistance to damping-off (DORES)
    Level of resistance to preemergence damping-off caused by Pythium ultimum or other spp. The last two digits are the reference code for the reseachers who did the screening.
    Code values.

  5. Root rot resistance (RRES)
    Level of resistance to root rot caused by any of the soil borne root rotting fungi. The last two digits are the ref- erence code for the researcher who conducted the screening.
    Code values.

  6. Virus resistance (VRES)
    Level of resistance to specified virus. Researchers are referenced by code number.
    Code values.

  7. Wilt resistance (WLTRES)
    Level of resistance to chickpea wilt caused by species of Fusarium. The last 2 digits are the reference code for the researcher who conducted the screening.
    Code values.

Category: GROWTH
  1. GROWTH HABIT (HABIT)
    GROWTH HABIT (WINTER, FACULTATIVE, OR SPRING).
    Code values.

  2. Plant growth habit (HAB)
    Growth habit of plants recorded at podding stage.
    Code values.

  3. Relative plant size (SIZ)
    Relative plant size compared against a standard cultivar and relative within each years planting.
    Code values.

Category: INSECT
  1. Insect resistance (INRES)
    Screening results and evaluations of chickpea response to insect stresses. Researchers and associated institutions are referenced.

Category: MORPHOLOGY
  1. Black dots on seeds (BLACKDOT)
    VISUAL MEASURE OF SPIKE DENSITY.
    Code values.

  2. CORE SUBSET (CORE)
    A flag to indicate the accession is part of the core subset
    Code values.

  3. Cotyledon color (SDCCOL)
    Color of cotyledon after harvest and cleaning.
    Code values.

  4. Days to flower (DAYFLOWER)
    Number of days from seeding to when 50% of plants have started to flower

  5. Flower color (FLCOL)
    Flower color just after opening.
    Code values.

  6. Flower concentration (FLCON)
    Concentration of flowers taken at 50% flowering.
    Code values.

  7. Hypocotyl color (HYPCOL)
    Color of hypocotyl taken one to two weeks after emergence.
    Code values.

  8. LEAF AND STEM ANTHOCYANINS (LF_STM_ANT)
    LEAF AND STEM ANTHOCYANINS
    Code values.

  9. Leaf color (LFCOL)
    Color of leaves taken after flowering or initial pod set but prior to plant senescence.
    Code values.

  10. Leaf type (LFTYP)
    General botanical description for the simple and compound leaf types.
    Code values.

  11. Leaflet width (LEAFLETWID)
    Comparative leaflet width
    Code values.

  12. NUMBER OF FLOWERS PER PEDUNCLE (FLOWPEDUNC)
    NUMBER OF FLOWERS PER PEDUNCLE

  13. Plant pubescence (PUBESCENCE)
    PUBESCENCE. CODED 1-5.
    Code values.

  14. Pod concentration (PDCON)
    Concentration of pods after flowering ceases.
    Code values.

  15. Pod pigmentation (PODPIGMENT)
    POD PIGMENTATION SCORED AT OR NEAR MATURITY
    Code values.

  16. Pod shatter (PDSHAT)
    Notes whether pods shatter prior to harvest of accession.
    Code values.

  17. Pods per peduncle (PDPED)
    Max. number of pods/peduncle if the same number occurs on several plants in the accession.

  18. Primary branching (BRANCH)
    Average number of primary branches on 3 to 4 plants. The value of 5 is for 5 or more primary branches.

  19. Relative leaf size (LFSIZ)
    Relative leaf size compared against a standard cultivar and relative within each years planting.
    Code values.

  20. SEED TEXTURE (SDTEX)
    SEED TEXTURE
    Code values.

  21. Seed coat color (SDCOL)
    Seed coat color after harvest and cleaning.
    Code values.

  22. Seed ground colour (SEEDCOL)
    Visual Observation coded.
    Code values.

  23. Seed shape (SDSHAP)
    Designation of overall seed shape & seedcoat smoothness
    Code values.

  24. Seed size (SDSIZ)
    Seed size in weight per 100 seeds. Measured in grams and rounded to the nearest tenth of a gram.
    Code values.

  25. Seed type (SDTYP)
    General terms of Indian origin used to separate the two basic chickpea types.
    Code values.

  26. Seeds per pod (SDPOD)
    Maximum number of seeds per pod if the same number occurs on several plants in the accession.

Category: PHENOLOGY
  1. Days to flower (DFLR)
    Actual number of days from seed sowing to first flower.

  2. EMERGENCE, DAYS TO (EMERGNCDAY)
    DAYS TO EMERGENCE
    Code values.

  3. Pod maturity (PDMAT)
    Number of days to 80% of the pods at harvestable maturity.

Category: PRODUCTION
  1. 100 SEED WEIGHT (SEEDWGT)
    WEIGHT OF 100 SEEDS MEASURED IN GRAMS

  2. Natural life span (LFSPAN)
    Natural life span of species represented by the accession.
    Code values.

  3. Year and yield (YYLD1)
    The first two digits represent the year (current century) that the accession was grown. The last 4 digits represent the yield as measured in grams(rounded to nearest gram).

  4. Year and yield (YYLD2)
    The 1st two digits represent the year (current century) that the accession was grown. The last four digits represent the yield as measured in grams rounded to the nearest gram.

  5. Year and yield (YYLD3)
    The 1st two digits represent the year (current century) that the accession was grown. The last four digits represent the yield as measured in grams rounded to the nearest gram.

Category: STRESS
  1. Cold tolerance (CTOL)
    Evaluation of tolerance to cold stress in response to an over wintering condition. Applicable to winter hardiness. 2nd two numbers are the reference code for the researcher.
    Code values.

  2. Drought tolerance (DTOL)
    Evaluation for drought tolerance during the growing period. The second two numbers are the referance code for the researcher who conducted the screening.
    Code values.

  3. Frost tolerance (FTOL)
    Evaluation of tolerance to frost at the pre-flowering stage. The second two numbers are the reference code for the researcher who conducted the screening.
    Code values.

  4. Heat tolerance (HTOL)
    Evaluation of tolerance to heat at the pre-flowering and flowering stage. The second two numbers are the referance code for the researcher who conducted the screening.
    Code values.

  5. Other environmental tolerance (OETOL)
    Screening results and evaluations of chickpea response to other environmental stresses. Researchers and associated institutions are referenced.