Studies on grain quality and aphid resistance in sorghum

Pi, C.P. and Hsieh, J.S. (1982) Studies on grain quality and aphid resistance in sorghum. In: Proceedings of a symposium on plant breeding, 23-24 September, 1981, China.

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Amylose content, but not kernel weight or content of starch, free sugar and protein, differed significantly between WxWxWx, WxWxwx, Wxwxwx and wxwxwx endosperm genotypes. Acetaldehyde and propanol percentages in the wine produced from the grain differed significantly between the wxwxwx endosperm type and the other three types; wine production and other wine constituents were not affected by genotype. Eight of 106 cultivars and lines tested under natural infestation were resistant to Melanaphis sacchari. Results of genetic tests indicated that resistance was controlled by a single dominant gene. Content of epicuticular wax in leaves appeared to be related to aphid resistance

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Author Affiliation: Department of Agronomy, National Taiwan Univ., Taipei, Taiwan
Subjects: Plant Protection
Statistics and Experimentation
Crop Improvement > Plant Breeding
Divisions: Sorghum
Depositing User: Mr B Krishnamurthy
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2012 14:09
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2012 14:10

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