Breeding Biofortified Pearl Millet Cultivars with high iron density

Govindaraj, M and Rai, K N (2016) Breeding Biofortified Pearl Millet Cultivars with high iron density. Indian Farming, 65 (12). pp. 53-55. ISSN 0019-4786

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Harvest Plus Biofortification Program of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGJAR) has initiated the development and dissemination of improved crop. Cultivars with elevated levels of these micromarients in several crops) including pearl millet. Pearl millet) grown on 8-9 million ha in India) is major dryland cereal in the arid and semi-arid regions. It serves as a significant source of dietary energy and contributes 19-63% of the Fe and 16-56% of the Zn intake from all food sources to a vast population in parts of some of the major pearl millet growing states of India.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: RP-Dryland Cereals
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Cereals
Uncontrolled Keywords: Breeding, Biofortification, Pearl Millet Cultivars, Pearl Millet, Iron density
Subjects: Mandate crops > Millets
Mandate crops > Millets > Pearl Millet
Others > Genetics and Genomics
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 31 May 2016 06:58
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2017 04:17
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Acknowledgement: Dr. K N Rai was a former senior scientist at ICRISAT. This article is published in the Indian Farming special issue on Small Millets, March 2016 (Volume 65 & Issue 12)
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