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Phenotyping reference set of foxtail millet (Setaria italica) for Agronomic Traits

Upadhyaya, H.D., Bharathi, A., Gowda, C.L.L., Varshney, R.K.ORCID: 0000-0002-4562-9131 and Dwivedi, S.L. (2008) Phenotyping reference set of foxtail millet (Setaria italica) for Agronomic Traits. Flyer. International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics .

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Abstract

Belongs to family Poaceae and subfamily Panicoideae • A self-pollinating diploid crop with 2n=18 • Domesticated in highlands of central China, possibly about 4000 years ago • Cultivated in 26 countries with annual production of 2.9 million metric tons from the area of 3.5 m ha • Two Setaria species are S. glauca and S. italica with the latter having two subsp. viridis and italica • S. italica consists of three races (Moharia, Maxima and Indica) and ten subraces (Aristata, Fusiformis, Glabra, Compacta, Spongiosa, Assamense, Erecta, Nana, Glabra and Profusa) • ICRISAT gene bank contains the largest collection of 1535 accessions...

Item Type: Others
Publisher: International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/63588
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