Pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.) consensus linkage map constructed using four RIL mapping populations and newly developed EST-SSRs uri icon

abstract

  • Pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.) is a widely cultivated drought- and high-temperature tolerant C4 cereal grown under dryland, rainfed and irrigated conditions in drought-prone regions of the tropics and sub-tropics of Africa, South Asia and the Americas. It is considered an orphan crop with relatively few genomic and genetic resources. This study was undertaken to increase the EST-based microsatellite marker and genetic resources for this crop to facilitate marker-assisted breeding

publication date

  • 2013