366 pages | 13 Color Illus. | 19 B/W Illus.
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 germplasm: enhancement and utilization
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