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Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Sorghum




ISBN 9781482210088
Published July 8, 2014 by CRC Press
366 Pages - 13 Color & 19 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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