Proso, barnyard, little, and kodo millets

Upadhyaya, H D and Vetriventhan, M and Dwivedi, S L and Pattanashetti, S K and Singh, S K (2016) Proso, barnyard, little, and kodo millets. In: Genetic and Genomic Resources for Grain Cereals Improvement (eds. Singh, M. and Upadhyaya H.D.). Academic Press, Elsevier, USA, pp. 321-343. ISBN 978-0-12-802000-5

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Proso, barnyard, little, and kodo millets are highly nutritious with diverse usage. They are well adapted to harsh climatic conditions, require limited inputs, and are the potential crops for food and nutritional security in the context of global climate change. Globally, about 50,000 germplasm accessions of these crops have been conserved, and the largest collections of proso millet are in the Russian Federation and China, barnyard millet in Japan, and kodo and little millet in India. These crops have large variation for yield components and stress tolerance traits. Core collections representing diversity of entire collections of these crops have been developed for identification of new sources of variation for biotic and abiotic stresses, and for quality and agronomic traits for use in crop improvement and genomic studies. Genomic resources are limited in these crops and efforts to develop such resources through high-throughput genotyping approaches and using genomic resources available in taxonomically closest species are required.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: RP-Grain Legumes
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Proso Millet; Barnyard Millet; Kodo Millet; Little Millet; Germplasm; Genomic Resources; Small Millets; Millets, Grain Cereals
Subjects: Mandate crops > Millets
Others > Genetics and Genomics
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2016 06:26
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2017 03:45
Acknowledgement: All of the authors belong to Genebank, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru
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