Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding

Identification of pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.) germplasm with unique popping quality in the national genebank collections of India

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Popping is an important trait that can add to commercial
value of pearl millet for utilization as nutrition rich and low
cost popped snacks.The purpose of the present study is
to evaluate and identify possible donor for this novel trait
in Indian pearl millet germplasm conserved in the national
genebank.The study revealed sufficient variability for this
trait in the landraces as well as improved genotypes. Positive
association between expansion ratio and pop size
suggested feasibility to develop germplasm combining both
the attributes. The identified promising accessions
(IC283734, IC283908 and IC283744) for the popping trait
may be utilized in future breeding programme for
introgression of popping trait into elite cultivars.

Keywords: Pearl millet, Pennisetum, germplasm, popping, puffing, box plot, correlation


Year: 2015
Volume: 75
Issue: 1
Article DOI: 10.5958/0975-6906.2015.00020.6
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906


S. S. Chauhan, S. K. Jha,C. Tara Satyavathi info_circle

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