Assessing the Prebiotic Diversity of Sorghum and Pearl Millet

Mazumdar, S D and Banerjee, R and Gite, S and Durgalla, P and Chowdary, A and Gopalakrishnan, S and Srivastava, R K and Kholova, J and Bagade, P (2014) Assessing the Prebiotic Diversity of Sorghum and Pearl Millet. In: Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference on Probiotics and Prebiotics, 24th - 26th June 2014, Budapest, Hungary.

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International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid tropics (ICRISAT), India is a major repository for world Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) and Pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum [L.J R. Br.) germplasm. ICRISAT’s gene bank consists of 37,904 accessions of Sorghum from 91 countries and 21,594 accessions of Pearl millet from 50 countries. In order to enhance the use of germplasm for screening of specific traits core and mini core collections, representing the diversity of the entire collection have been developed by ICRISAT, for both these cereals. However, these germplasm accessions of Sorghum and Pearl millet have not yet been profiled for their prebiotic diversity. Hence profiling of accessions, of the germplasm collections of Sorghum and Pearl millet, with the aim to identify accessions with desirable prebiotic traits for development of functional (probiotic) foods is being undertaken.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Research Program : Asia
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Cereals
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sorghum, Pearl Millet, Prebiotics, Malto-oligosaccharide, Drought
Subjects: Mandate crops > Millets > Pearl Millet
Mandate crops > Sorghum
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2016 10:54
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2017 09:56
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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