Genetic control of domestication traits in pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum L., Poaceae)

  title={Genetic control of domestication traits in pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum L., Poaceae)},
  author={Val{\'e}rie Poncet and Françoise Lamy and Katrien M. Devos and Mike D. Gale and Aboubakry Sarr and T. Paul Robert},
  journal={Theoretical and Applied Genetics},
Quantitative trait loci (QTLs) controlling the morphological differences between pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum ssp. glaucum) and its wild ancestor (Pennisetum glaucum ssp. monodii, form mollissimum) were investigated in a cultivated/wild F2 population by means of RFLP markers. The most critical adaptive changes resulting from the domestication process involved the spikelet structure: non-shedding seeds with reduced bracts and bristles and long involucral pedicel. Major differences also… CONTINUE READING
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