International use of a sorghum germplasm collection

Rao, K E P and Mengesha, M H and Reddy, V G (1989) International use of a sorghum germplasm collection. In: The Use of Plant Genetic Resources. Cambridge University Press, New York, USA, pp. 49-67. ISBN 0-521-36886-3

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The current status of the sorghum world collections maintained by the Genetic Resources Unit at ICRISAT is discussed along with their evaluation, documentation and utilization in the ICRISAT sorghum improvement programme and by other institutions. Progress in screening for disease and drought resistance, crop establishment and male sterility is described. Alternative uses such as for forage, brewing and alcohol production are included. Classification systems and future germplasm utilization and evaluation are also dealt with.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Mandate crops > Sorghum
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2011 13:22
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2011 13:22
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