Program for the application of genetic transformation for crop improvement in the semi-arid tropics

  title={Program for the application of genetic transformation for crop improvement in the semi-arid tropics},
  author={Kiran K. Sharma and Rodomiro Ortiz},
  journal={In Vitro Cellular \& Developmental Biology - Plant},
  • K. SharmaR. Ortiz
  • Published 1 March 2000
  • Biology
  • In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology - Plant
SummaryThe semi-arid tropics are characterized by unpredictable weather, limited and erratic rainfall and nutrient-poor soils and suffer from a host of agricultural constraints Several diseases, insect pests and drought affect crop productivity. Developing stress-resistant crops has been a worthwhile activity of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT). Mandated crops of ICRISAT, including groundnut, pigeonpea, chickpea, sorghum and pearl millet, are the… 

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