Occurance of intermediate forms (Shibras) in cultivated fields of pearl millet

Singh, B B (1990) Occurance of intermediate forms (Shibras) in cultivated fields of pearl millet. Indian Journal of Plant Genetic Resources, 3 (2). pp. 105-108. ISSN 0971-8184

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Pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.) cultivated over more than 2 m ha annually ranks 1st in the area and production in the Republic of Niger, West Africa (Singh and Ouendeba, 1977). Niger falls within the region of pearl millet domestication (Brunken et al. 1977), where wild, weedy and cultivated forms occur in aboundance. Cultivated pearl millet crosses with its wild relatives such as subspecies monodi (formarly known as violaceum) and fallax which result into creation of intermediate weedy forms which occur abundatly in many cultivated fields (Brunken et al. 1977). These intermediate forms continue to cross and back cross with cultivated types and inter cross among themselves appear to be the major factor land varieties inWest Africa (Scholz, 1979).....

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Mandate crops > Millets
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2012 11:30
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2012 11:30
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/6349
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