Breeding Sorghum for Diverse End Uses is a comprehensive overview of all significant global efforts for the genetic improvement of sorghum, a major crop of many semi-arid nations that is suitable for a huge range of uses, from human food, to biofuels. Split into two main sections, the book initially reviews the genetic suitability of sorghum for breeding, also providing the history of the genetic improvement of the grain. Finally, other sections look at specific breeding programs that could be improved in a number of areas, including human food, animal feed and industrial usage.
Readers in academics, research, plant genetics and sorghum development will find this resource of great value. In addition, it is essential reading for engineers who utilize sorghum for food, feed and industrial materials in industry.
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2. Genetic diversity in sorghum
3. History of sorghum improvement/breeding
4. Breeding methods applicable for sorghum improvement
5. Breeding for grower traits
6. Breeding for human food traits
7. Breeding for animal feed traits
8. Breeding for industrial product traits
9. Breeding for stress resistance
10. Sorghum seed systems
11. Intellectual property rights related to sorghum
Dr. Reddy has experience in sorghum breeding for over 23 years and developed a number of hybrids and varieties. She has been working on grain quality aspects and published many research articles in reputed journals with high impact factor. Dr. Reddy is the author of Genetic Enhancement of Rabi Sorghum; Academic Press which published in October 2015.
K.B.R.S. Visarada Indian Institute of Millets Research, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, India.
Prof. Visarada has more than 25 years of research experience in sorghum and specialised in transgenic research and wide hybridisation in sorghum.
B. Venkatesh Bhat Indian Institute of Millets Research, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, India.
Dr Bhat has 21 of years of research experience in genetic improvement of sorghum and apomictic forage crops. He has developed varieties in sweet and forage sorghum, transgenic sorghum for forage quality and insect resistance.
Vilas A. Tonapi Indian Institute of Millets Research, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, India.