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Renewable energy is a critical source of energy that contributes to energy security, reducing dependence on fossil fuels and emission of greenhouse gases. India would require more than 6.3 billion liters of ethanol to meet its ambitious target of 20 % EBP by 2017. Sweet sorghum is a promising dryland adapted biofuel feedstock that addresses food-versus-fuel(More)
The associations of candidate genes with quantitative trait loci (QTL) for insect resistance provide primary insight into the molecular mechanisms of resistance. The objectives of the present study were to genetically map the candidate genes and identify their association with shoot fly resistance, and update the genetic map with new markers to locate(More)
Sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] is an important dry-land cereal of the world providing food, fodder, feed and fuel. Stay-green (delayed-leaf senescence) is a key attribute in sorghum determining its adaptation to terminal drought stress. The objective of this study was to validate sorghum stay-green quantitative trait loci (QTL) identified in the(More)
Maldandi is a popular sorghum variety for post-rainy or rabi cultivation in southern and central states of India, which is predominantly used for food purpose. Over time many landraces have been collected from these states which have vernacular connection with Maldandi. Genetic diversity among 82 Maldandi landraces, collected from such geographical regions(More)
Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) is one of the most important crops in the semiarid regions of the world. One of the important biotic constraints to sorghum production in India is the shoot fly which attacks sorghum at the seedling stage. Identification of the genomic regions containing quantitative trait loci (QTLs) for resistance to shoot fly and the(More)
Sorghum, a cereal of economic importance ensures food and fodder security for millions of rural families in the semi-arid tropics. The objective of the present study was to identify and validate quantitative trait loci (QTL) for grain yield and other agronomic traits using replicated phenotypic data sets from three post-rainy dry sorghum crop seasons(More)
Sweet sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) is an important bioenergy crop that has ability to produce both food (grain) and biofuel (from stalk juice). The objectives of the present investigation were (1) to assess the comparative performance of sweet sorghum experimental hybrids with open pollinated varieties (OPVs) for stalk yield, juice sugar quality(More)
Sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] is a very important crop in the arid and semi-arid tropics of India and African subcontinent. In the process of release of new cultivars using multi-location data major emphasis is being given on the superiority of the new cultivars over the ruling cultivars, while very less importance is being given on the genotype ×(More)
Plant height is one of the most important agronomic traits in sorghum with its relevance for biomass, grain yield, fodder and lodging. To understand its genetic basis, the quantitative trait loci (QTL) were identified using a recombinant inbred line (RIL) population consisting of 168 RILs derived from the cross between the two sorghum inbred lines 296B(More)
Till date only one sweet sorghum hybrid CSH 22SS has been released for general cultivation in India and the current levels of new hybrids are unable to surpass this hybrid. The objective of this study was to assess the general and specific combining abilities of eight parents and 16 hybrids respectively at three semi arid locations by following a line ×(More)