Prospects of utilasing genetic diversity in pearl millet

Harinarayana, G and Rao, S A and Mengesha, M H (1987) Prospects of utilasing genetic diversity in pearl millet. In: National Symposium on Plant Genetic Resources, 3-6 March, 1987, NBPGR, New Delhi.

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Pearl millet [Pennisetum typlroides (Burm.) Stapf and Hubb. Syn. P, americanum (L.) Leeke] is a cross pollinating diploid with a wealth of variability accumulated through natural selection. Its polyphyletic origin (genetic load), introgression between weedy and wild relatives and the cultivated types, and the ecological diversity have enhanced this natural variation. Human selection further augmented the diversity of pearl millet. Large numbers of genetic stocks of pearl millet have been assembled at ICRISAT through various agencies (Appa Rao, 1980). Only a part of the germplasm has been extensively evaluated and much less has been utilised.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Mandate crops > Millets
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2011 07:03
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2011 07:03
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