Origins and evolution of foxtail millets (Setaria italica)

Wet, and Oestry-Stidd, L.L. and Cubero, J.I. (1979) Origins and evolution of foxtail millets (Setaria italica). Journal d'Agriculture Traditionnelle et de Botanique Appliquee, 26 (1). pp. 53-64.

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The crop (including S. italica subsp. viridis, S. viridis var. major, S. italica subsp. italica races maxima and moharia) is reviewed with respect to its morphology and distribution, its cultivation in antiquity, its centres of domestication, and its importance as a crop. It is noted that fertile hybrids arise from crosses between many of the types

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Crop Evolution Laboratory, Department of Agronomy, University of Illinois, Urbana, USA
Subjects: Crop Improvement > Genetics/Genomics
Crop Improvement > Plant Breeding
Divisions: Millet
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 08 May 2012 09:18
Last Modified: 08 May 2012 09:18

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