Sources of Disease Resistance in Pearl Millet

Williams, R J and Singh, S D and Thakur, R P (1982) Sources of Disease Resistance in Pearl Millet. In: All India Coordinated Millet Improvement Project Annual Workshop, 26-28 April 1982, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.

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Principles of resistance screening, definitions of resistance and susceptiblity, and summaries of several years trials with downy mildew, ergot, smut, and rust are presented. The greatest number and most effective sources of resistance were found in African germplasm, particularly from the central region of West Africa, which is the center of origin and diversity of this crop. Results are presented indicating the feasibility of building-up levels of resistance through recurrent selection in initially susceptible populations. Resistance to ergot has been the most difficult to develop but lines are now available with a high level of ergot resistance in India, combined with resistance to downy mildew and smut

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Mandate crops > Millets
Depositing User: Mr B K Murthy
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2014 06:07
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