Crop improvement, Plant breeding (varieties & hybrids), Biotechnology: Genomics, Feed and Fodder, Pests and diseases
Dryland cereals, Sorghum
Validation of shoot fly resistance introgression lines using SNP markers in Sorghum
Shoot fly resistance, SNP markers, Sorghum, Fodder losses, Management practices, Single Nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), QTLs, Materials and Methods, Genotypes, Leaf Trichomes, SSR molecular markers, Conventional breeding, Parent genome recovery, Phenotypic data
Dr A Ashok Kumar
Shoot fly is one of the most destructive pest in sorghum causing up to 80% grain and 68% fodder losses. Management of shoot fly with host plant resistance is the most effective means to reduce shoot fly damage as compared to other management practices. In this study, the shoot fly QTL introgressed lines were validated using singlenucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers tightly linked to shoot fly resistant QTLs.