The first group includes the cultivated chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) (Ladizinsky et al., 1988) and C. reticulatum. Chickpea plants can be described as "stems are branched, erect or spreading, sometimes shrubby much branched, m tall, glandular pubescent, olive, dark green or bluish green in color.
Arefian et al., J. Anim. Plant Sci. 24(6):2014 9481 BIOCHEMICAL CHANGES IN RESPONSE TO SALINITY IN CHICKPEA (CICER ARIETINUM L.) DURING EARLY STAGES OF SEEDLING GROWTH M. Arefian, S. Vessal* and A. Bagheri Department of Plant Biotechnology and Breeding, College of Agriculture, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran