Pearl millet parental lines 843A and 843B uri icon


  • Pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum) parental line 843B was developed by 9 generations of pedigree selection of the backcross of Tift23D2B1 to PI185542. Line 843A was derived by backcrossing PI185642 × Tift23D2A1 to Tift23D2A1. Both lines are short-statured d2 dwarf lines, averaging 42 days to 50% flowering in India during the rainy season. Plants produce 3-4 candle-shaped panicles with large grains (11-12 g 1000-grain weight) and grey colour. Line 843A is the seed parent of early-maturing hybrid HHB67

publication date

  • 1998