1st Edition

Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Sorghum

Edited By Yi-Hong Wang, Hari D. Upadhyaya, Chittaranjan Kole Copyright 2015
    366 Pages 13 Color & 19 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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    Sorghum is one of the hardiest crop plants in modern agriculture and also one of the most versatile. Its seeds provide calorie for food and feed, stalks for building and industrial materials and its juice for syrup. This book provides an in-depth review of the cutting-edge knowledge in sorghum genetics and its applications in sorghum breeding. Each chapter is authored by specialists in their fields to report the latest trends and findings. The book showcases the definitive value of sorghum as a model system to study the genetic basis of crop productivity and stress tolerance and will provide a foundation for future studies in sorghum genetics, genomics, and breeding.

    Sorghum production

    Sorghum germplasm: enhancement and utilization

    Wild sorghum

    Classical breeding

    Genetic diversity

    Genetic mapping

    Molecular breeding

    Breeding for enhanced tolerance to abiotic stress in sorghum

    Genetics/mapping of biotic stress in sorghum for applied breeding

    High throughput genotyping/mapping

    Genetic transformation and breeding

    Phenotypic mutant library: potential for gene discovery

    Sorghum as a biofuel feedstock


    Yi-Hong Wang, Hari D. Upadhyaya, Chittaranjan Kole