Genetic architecture of Grain Iron and Zinc densities and their association with Agronomic traits in Pearl Millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.)

Kanatti, A (2014) Genetic architecture of Grain Iron and Zinc densities and their association with Agronomic traits in Pearl Millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.). PhD thesis, Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Hyderabad.

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Supervisors NameSupervisors ID
Radhika, KUNSPECIFIED
Rai, K NUNSPECIFIED
Padma, VUNSPECIFIED
Janila, PUNSPECIFIED

Abstract

Micronutrient malnutrition resulting from dietary deficiency of one or more micronutrients has been recognized as a serious human health problem worldwide. The most striking of these are iron (Fe) and zinc (Zn) deficiencies that rank 9th and 11th, respectively, among the top 20 risk factors contributing to global burden of disease. Biofortification is a cost-effective and sustainable agricultural strategy to address the micronutrient deficiencies of resource-poor and majority of malnourished populations. In a recent initiative, research is underway to improve Fe and Zn densities in pearl millet. The main objective of the research reported herein was to study the genetics of Fe and Zn densities and their association with grain yield with a view to enhance breeding efficiency and devise effective breeding strategies for the development of improved cultivars with elevated levels of these micronutrients

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Divisions: RP-Dryland Cereals
CRPS: CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Cereals
Uncontrolled Keywords: Grain Iron, Zinc, Hybrids, Agronomic traits, Deficiencies, Micronutrient, Genetic variance, Heterosis
Subjects: Mandate crops > Millets > Pearl Millet
Depositing User: Ms. Ishrath Durafsha
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2014 08:13
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2015 10:49
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/8273
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