Sweet Sorghum: Genetics, Breeding and Commercialization

Srinivasa Rao, P and Umakanth, A V and Reddy, B V S and Dweikat, I and Bhargava, S and Kumar, C G and Braconnier, S and Patil, J V (2013) Sweet Sorghum: Genetics, Breeding and Commercialization. In: Biofuel Crops: Production, Physiology and Genetics. CABI, Nosworthy Way, pp. 172-198. ISBN 978-1845938857

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This chapter describes sweet sorghum characteristics and utilization as food and fuel; climate requirements and distribution; reproductive biology including floral biology, pollination, fertilization and seed development; genomics; genetic transformation; breeding objectives and methods; and commercialization. Full exploration of the available genetic resources through plant breeding with the aid of molecular tools could dramatically increase biomass yield of sorghum and thus meet the demand of feedstocks for biofuel production without a significant impact on our food supply and natural environment.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: RP-Dryland Cereals
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Cereals
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sweet Sorghum, Genetics, Breeding, Commercialization
Subjects: Mandate crops > Sorghum
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2013 11:21
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2017 11:17
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/7072
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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