Genetic Diversity of Sorghum and Millets in Eastern Africa

Mengesha, M H and Rao, K E P and Rao, S A (1988) Genetic Diversity of Sorghum and Millets in Eastern Africa. In: Earsam Sixth Regional Workshop On Sorghum And Millet Improvement , 1988, ICRISAT Patancheru, Andhra Padesh, India.

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The various germplasm collection and evaluation programs carried out by several national, regional, and international prbanizations have helped us realize and assemble 11,932 diverse germplasm accessions of sorghum and millets from Africa. Germplasm originating from the highlands of eastern Africa could be good source for cold tolerance, those coming from low elevation often show desirable grain quality, early maturity and some drought tolerance. Local germplasm is often valued for its adaptation and as source of resistance to prevailing biotic and abiotic stress factors. The Zerazera, Kurgi, Hegari, Feterita, and Milo types',of sorghum have offered several desirable characters and are extensively used in sorghum improvement.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Mandate crops > Millets
Mandate crops > Sorghum
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2011 13:53
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2011 13:53
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