Screening sorghum germplasm for tolerance to soil salinity

Krishnamurthy, L and Reddy, B V S and Serraj, R (2003) Screening sorghum germplasm for tolerance to soil salinity. International Sorghum and Millets Newsletter, 44. pp. 90-92.

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Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) is known to be relat ively more tolerant to sal ini ty than other crops, such as maize (Zea mays) or legumes and thus has the potent ial to replace maize in saline soils ( Igar tua et al . 1994). The existence of large interspeci f ic (Yang et al . 1990) and int ra-speci f ic (Maas 1985, Azhar and McNe i l l y 1988, De La Rosa-Ibarra and Mai t i 1995) var iat ion for sal ini ty tolerance of fers a scope for integrat ing these tolerant crop genotypes wi th appropriate management practices to better exploi t the saline soils.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Mandate crops > Sorghum
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2011 04:14
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2011 04:14
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Acknowledgement: This research was supported by grants f rom the Governments of Australia, Canada, France, India, Japan, the Nether lands, Switzer land, UK and USA and the Asian Development Bank, Commission of the European Communi t ies, Rockefel ler Foundat ion and OPEC Fund for Internat ional Development assigned to biotechnology-assisted improvement in sal ini ty tolerance through the GT-Biotechnology of 1CRISAT. The authors grateful ly acknowledge the guidance on statistics provided by Subhash Chandra, Senior Scientist (Biometrics) , ICRISAT.
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