Pearl Millet Genomics and Breeding for Resistance to Downy Mildew

Breese, W.A. and Hash, C.T. and Devos, K.M. and et al, . (2000) Pearl Millet Genomics and Breeding for Resistance to Downy Mildew. In: Sorghum and Millets Diseases. Iowa State Press, USA, pp. 243-246. ISBN 9780470384923

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Our objective is to summarize work in pearl millet genomics as it relates to the mapping of disease resistance. Since 1990 there have been three major achievements: (i) construction of a genetic map for pearl millet, (ii) the mapping of downy mildew resistance genes, and (iii) the development of marker-assisted selection for breeding for resistance to Sclerospora graminicola, the causal agent of pearl millet downy mildew.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: This work was supported in part by the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) Plant Sciences Research Program and managed by the Centre for Arid Zone Studies, University of Wales, Bangor for the benefit of developing countries.
Uncontrolled Keywords: pearl millet genomics; overseas development agency; genetic mapping; molecular markers; downy mildew resistance genes
Author Affiliation: Department of Plant Pathology at Kansas State University, Manhattan
Subjects: Crop Improvement > Genetics/Genomics
Crop Improvement > Plant Breeding
Divisions: Millet
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2013 11:47
Last Modified: 02 May 2017 05:42
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