Breeding Sorghum for Diverse End Uses - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081018798

Breeding Sorghum for Diverse End Uses

1st Edition

Hardcover ISBN: 9780081018798
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st June 2018
Page Count: 288
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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    2. Genetic diversity in sorghum
    3. History of sorghum improvement/breeding
    4. Breeding methods applicable for sorghum improvement
    5. Breeding for grower traits
    6. Breeding for human food traits
    7. Breeding for animal feed traits
    8. Breeding for industrial product traits
    9. Breeding for stress resistance
    10. Sorghum seed systems
    11. Intellectual property rights related to sorghum


Breeding Sorghum for Diverse End Uses is a comprehensive overview of all significant global efforts for the genetic improvement of sorghum, a major crop of many semi-arid nations that is suitable for a huge range of uses, from human food, to biofuels. Split into two main sections, the book initially reviews the genetic suitability of sorghum for breeding, also providing the history of the genetic improvement of the grain. Finally, other sections look at specific breeding programs that could be improved in a number of areas, including human food, animal feed and industrial usage.

Readers in academics, research, plant genetics and sorghum development will find this resource of great value. In addition, it is essential reading for engineers who utilize sorghum for food, feed and industrial materials in industry.

Key Features

  • Provides information on key advances in the genetic makeup of sorghum
  • Allows plant breeders to apply this research to effectively breed new strains of sorghum that are dependent on final usage goals
  • Includes the latest findings in each section to orient researchers to plans for future genetic enhancement


Scientists and engineers who utilize the sorghum for food, feed, and industrial materials in both scientific research and industry. Reference for academics, Sorghum growers, Industrial R&D including food, feeds, and bioenergy, etc.


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