Sustainable conservation and utilization of genetic resources of two underutilized crops – finger millet and foxtail millet – to enhance productivity, nutrition and income in Africa and Asia

Upadhyaya, H D (2009) Sustainable conservation and utilization of genetic resources of two underutilized crops – finger millet and foxtail millet – to enhance productivity, nutrition and income in Africa and Asia. Documentation. Deutsche Gesellschaft für technische Zusammenarbeit.

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Abstract

Both finger millet and foxtail millet, unlike other cereals, have remained neglected from the mainstream of crop improvement research; however, they are widely grown in Asia and Africa. In addition to narrow genetic base, researchers have had limited access to genetically diverse germplasm with beneficial traits. In both the crops, representative core collections (10% of entire collection) are now available, which can be used to identify new sources of variation. The developments in marker technology and high throughput assay should enable us to dissect the population structure and diversity in these subsets to identify trait-specific genetically diverse germplasm.

Item Type: Monograph (Documentation)
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Subjects: Mandate crops > Millets
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2012 12:54
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2013 11:08
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/5199
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