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African Crop Science Journal
African Crop Science Society
ISSN: 1021-9730
EISSN: 2072-6589
Vol. 3, No. 2, 1995, pp. 135-142
Bioline Code: cs95019
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

African Crop Science Journal, Vol. 3, No. 2, 1995, pp. 135-142

 en Sorghum: One of the World's Great Cereals
House, L.R.


Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) is a crop of world-wide importance. It is unique in its ability to produce under a wide array of harsh environmental conditions. The crop has great genetic diversity, making selection for most traits of economic importance possible. However, in spite of the significant improvements in yield, disease and pest resistance and utilization/quality traits, there is need to transfer these technologies into farming and user communities.

Crop improvement, genetic diversity, pest resistance, sorghum bicolor, utilization

House, L.R.


Le sorgho (Sorghum bicolor L.) est une culture mondialement importante. Elle est unique quant a la capacite de produire sur une grande gamme de conditions drastiques de l'environnement. La culture possede une grande diversite genetique, ce qui permet de rendre possible la selection des traits d'importance economiques. Cependant, en depit d'ameliorations significatiques en rendement, en resistance aux maladies et insectes, et au point de vue de l'utilisation et de la qualite des produits, il s'avere necessaire de transferer ces technologies aux communautes d'agriculteurs et de consommateurs.

Mots Clés
Amelioration des plantes, diversite genetique, resistance aux pestes, Sorghum bicolore, utilisation

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