Genetic Diversity among Nigeria Maiwa Type of Pearl Millet Germplasm

Angarawai, I I and Aladele, S and Dawud, M A and Turaki, Z G S and Yakub, Y (2016) Genetic Diversity among Nigeria Maiwa Type of Pearl Millet Germplasm. The Global Journal of Science Frontier Research, 16 (3). pp. 1-6. ISSN 2249-4626

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Characterization of pearl millet germplasm is imperative for categorization of germplasm and identification of the desirable genotypes for introgression into breeding programs. The available pearl millet genetic resources from Nigeria, and especially photoperiodsensitive materials or stay-green traits, have so far been exploited only to a limited extent. The present study was undertaken for initial morphological and phonological characterization of unexploited ‘maiwa’ or stay-green pearl millet accession in geographical gaps of Nigeria, to ensure high precision in future genotyping and phenotyping. The germplasm displayed considerable variability for Downy mildew severity,,days to 50 % flowering, plant height, panicle length and grain weight. There was no significant differences to striga infestation since there was no experience of striga emergence, suggesting resistance.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Research Program : West & Central Africa
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Cereals
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pearl millet, maiwa, germplasm, staygree, phenotyping
Subjects: Mandate crops > Millets > Pearl Millet
Others > Genetics and Genomics
Others > Germplasm
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2017 05:28
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2017 07:26
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