Pearl millet molecular marker research

Hash, C T and Witcombe, J R (2001) Pearl millet molecular marker research. International Sorghum and Millets Newsletter, 42. pp. 8-15.

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The slow magic of agricultural research relies on accumulation of knowledge that future generations of scientists can use. New technologies, such as molecular markers, are expensive to develop, and returns from the research take a long time. However, once the knowledge reaches a critical level, gains accelerate and provide a deeper, more flexible, resource. Research on molecular markers to aid in breeding pearl millet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.] for resistance to the downy mildew pathogen Sclerospora graminicola (Sacc.) J. Schrot., which has been largely funded by the Plant Sciences Research Programme of the UK's Department for International Development (DFID), provides a classic example.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Mandate crops > Millets
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2011 08:50
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2011 08:50
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Funders: Department for International Development
Acknowledgement: Thi s document is an output f rom several projects of the Plant Sciences Research Programme funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and administered by the Centre for Ar i d Zone Studies (CAZS) for the benef i t of developing countries. The views expressed are not necessarily those of DF ID.
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