Ensuring the genetic diversity of sorghum

Upadhyaya, H D and Vetriventhan, M (2018) Ensuring the genetic diversity of sorghum. In: Achieving sustainable cultivation of sorghum, Volume 1 : Genetics, breeding and production techniques. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited, Cambridge. ISBN 9781786761200

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Sorghum is a staple food crop for millions of the poorest and most food-insecure people in the semi-arid tropics, and ensuring its diversity and conservation is therefore important for global food and nutritional security. This chapter discusses the taxonomy of sorghum, in situ and ex situ germplasm conservation and diversity, the factors shaping sorghum diversity, geographical distribution of sorghum germplasm, germplasm gap analysis, and the use of cultivated and wild genepool of sorghum to enhance crop yields and broaden the genetic base of sorghum cultivars.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Research Program : Genetic Gains
Uncontrolled Keywords: Genetic diversity, sorghum, taxonomy, germplasm conservation, diversity, geographical distribution, orghum germplasm, germplasm gap analysis, genepool, crop yields, genetics, sorghum cultivars
Subjects: Others > Crop Yield
Mandate crops > Sorghum
Others > Genetics and Genomics
Others > Germplasm
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2018 07:39
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2018 10:40
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/10805
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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