Sorghum Molecular Breeding

  • R. Madhusudhana
  • P. Rajendrakumar
  • J.V. Patil

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Sorghum: Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. K. Hariprasanna, J. V. Patil
      Pages 3-20
  3. Advances in DNA Marker Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Sujay Rakshit, M. Swapna
      Pages 23-46
    3. R. Madhusudhana
      Pages 47-70
    4. P. Rajendrakumar
      Pages 101-114
  4. Advances in Genomics Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. P. Rajendrakumar, Sujay Rakshit
      Pages 117-153
    3. K. N. Ganapathy, P. Rajendrakumar
      Pages 155-178
  5. Advances in Transgenic Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. K. B. R. S. Visarada, N. Sai Kishore
      Pages 199-215
    3. B. Venkatesh Bhat, D. Balakrishna, P. Madhu, J. V. Patil
      Pages 217-226

About this book


This book provides an up-to-date overview of international research work on sorghum. Its comprehensive coverage of our current understanding of transgenic development in sorghum and the strategies that are being applied in molecular breeding make this book unique. Important areas such as genetic diversity, QTL mapping, heterosis prediction, genomic and bioinformatics resources, post-genome sequencing developments, molecular markers development using bioinformatics tools, genetic transformation and transgenic research are also addressed. The availability of the genome sequence along with other recent developments in sequencing and genotyping technologies has resulted in considerable advances in the area of sorghum genomics. These in turn have led to the generation of a large number of DNA-based markers and resulted in the identification and fine mapping of QTL associated with grain yield, its component traits, biotic and abiotic stress tolerance as well as grain quality traits in sorghum. Though a large volume of information has accumulated over the years, especially following the sequencing of the sorghum genome, until now it was not available in a single reference resource. This book fills that gap by documenting advances in the genomics and transgenic research in sorghum and presenting critical reviews and future prospects. “Sorghum Molecular Breeding” is an essential guide for students, researchers and managers who are involved in the area of molecular breeding and transgenic research in sorghum and plant biologists in general.


Bioinformatics Genomics Molecular Breeding Sorghum Transgenics

Editors and affiliations

  • R. Madhusudhana
    • 1
  • P. Rajendrakumar
    • 2
  • J.V. Patil
    • 3
  1. 1.Plant BreedingICAR-Indian Institute of Millets ResearchHyderabad, TelanganaIndia
  2. 2.BiotechnologyICAR-Indian Institute of Millets ResearchHyderabad, TelanganaIndia
  3. 3.Plant BreedingICAR-Indian Institute of Millets ResearchHyderabad, TelanganaIndia

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