Sorghum germplasm: diversity and utilization

Reddy, B V S and Kumar, A A and Reddy, P S and Elangovan, M (2008) Sorghum germplasm: diversity and utilization. In: Sorghum genetic enhancement: research process, dissemination and impacts. International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh, India, pp. 153-169. ISBN 978-92-9066-512-0

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Plant genetic resources can be defi ned as the “Genetic material of plants that is of value as a resource for the present and future generations of people” (IPGRI 1993). The importance of genetic resources was recognized at the inter-governmental platform under the umbrella of Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations as “common heritage of mankind” that should be made available without restriction (FAO 1983). The genetic resources have evolved as a product of domestication, intensifi cation, diversifi cation and improvement through conscious and unconscious selection by countless generations of farmers, man-guided diversity in the form of landraces and improved cultivars that provide basic and strategic raw materials for crop improvement the world over in present and future generations.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Mandate crops > Sorghum
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2011 11:56
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2011 11:56
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