Finger and foxtail millets

Vetriventhan, M and Upadhyaya, H D and Dwivedi, S L and Pattanashetti, S K and Singh, S S (2016) Finger and foxtail millets. In: Genetic and Genomic Resources for Grain Cereals Improvement. Academic Press, Elsevier, USA, pp. 291-319. ISBN 978-0-12-802000-5

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Foxtail and finger millets are highly nutritious with diverse usage, well-adapted to marginal lands, and mostly grown by resource-poor farmers. Worldwide >46,000 foxtail millet and >37,000 finger millet germplasm accessions have been conserved, and the largest collections of finger and foxtail millets germplasm accessions are in India and China, respectively. Considerable variation exists for biotic and abiotic stresses, and for quality and agronomic traits for improvement. The entire diversity of these crops has been captured in the form of core, and mini core collections and is being used in genetic and genomic studies for identification of new sources of variation. Genomic resources are available in foxtail millet, while in finger millet these resources are being developed. Use of the genetic and genomic resources need to be accelerated to assist in developing improved cultivars in these crops.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: RP-Grain Legumes
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Foxtail millet; Finger millet; Genetic erosion; Germplasm; Genomic resources, Grain Cereals
Subjects: Mandate crops > Millets
Mandate crops > Millets > Finger Millet
Mandate crops > Millets > Foxtail Millet
Others > Genetics and Genomics
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2016 06:09
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2016 06:56
Acknowledgement: All of the authors belong to Genebank, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru
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