Pearl Millet Parental Lines 842A and 842B uri icon


  • Pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum) parental maintainer line 842B and male sterile line 842 A were derived by pedigree selection from the second backcross of Tift23D2B1 to PI185642 and from 4 generations of backcrossing of PI185642 to Tift23D2A1, respectively, at Kansas State University. Line 842A has stable male sterility across seasons and sites, carries the d2 dwarfing gene, is early maturing and produces 12-3 candle-shaped panicles. It is the seed parent of several hybrid varieties, including HHB68 and a dwarf variety

publication date

  • 1998