Breeding sorghums for high protein content and quality

Rao, V.J.M. and Mehta, S.L. and Rao, N.G.P. (1984) Breeding sorghums for high protein content and quality. Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding, 44 (2). pp. 305-313.

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Data on protein percentage, 100-grain weight, dye binding capacity (DBC), DBC/unit protein and protein/grain were recorded for 2 released varieties, 2 high-lysine Ethiopian lines, 1 high-lysine Purdue mutant, 3 plump and 3 shrivelled-grained derivatives from cross combinations of Ethiopian high-lysine sorghums, and F1s, F2s, BCF1s and BCF2s from crosses with the mutant P721. Cross combinations were identified which should allow simultaneous improvement of protein quantity and quality. To improve protein content, it is recommended that parents be selected for high protein-synthesizing ability. Identification of high-lysine lines might be aided by use of DBC/unit protein

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: National Research Centre for Sorghum, IARI Regional Station, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 500 030, India
Subjects: Crop Improvement > Plant Breeding
Divisions: Sorghum
Depositing User: Mr B Krishnamurthy
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2012 13:42
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2012 13:42
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