Phenotyping in Sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench]

Ashok Kumar, A and Sharma, H C and Sharma, R and Blummel, M and Sanjana Reddy, P and Reddy, B V S (2013) Phenotyping in Sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench]. In: Phenotyping for Plant Breeding. Springer New York, pp. 73-109. ISBN 978-1-4614-8320-5

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Sorghum is one of the most important cereal crops grown in the semi-arid tropics (SAT) of Asia, Africa and Americas for its food, feed, fodder and fuel value. Sorghum production is constrained by several biotic and abiotic stresses. Genetic enhancement of sorghum for grain and stover yield, nutritional quality and plant defense traits (abiotic and biotic) which stabilize the crop performance requires thorough knowledge on crop genetic and crop breeding principles. Rapid progress in biotechnology provided powerful and cost-effective molecular/genomic tools to develop desired products in sorghum. However, development of robust and efficient phenotyping methods for traits of interest is critical to make use of these new tools. There is no publication with efficient phenotyping protocols for sorghum research compiled at one place for use by sorghum workers. This book chapter is an attempt to fill that gap and we hope various phenotyping methods discussed hereunder will be useful to sorghum researchers in developing improved products by using them in combination with appropriate breeding/genomic tools.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: RP-Dryland Cereals
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Cereals
Uncontrolled Keywords: Phenotyping, Sorghum
Subjects: Mandate crops > Sorghum
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2013 05:30
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2016 08:49
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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