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Variability of Sugar Composition and the Related Traits in Some Sweet Sorghum {Sorghum bicolor (L) Moench} Genotypes

Variability of Sugar Composition and the Related Traits in Some Sweet Sorghum {Sorghum bicolor (L) Moench} Genotypes

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Title: Variability of Sugar Composition and the Related Traits in Some Sweet Sorghum {Sorghum bicolor (L) Moench} Genotypes
Author: Khalfalla, Abbas Faisal Abbas
Abstract: A field experiment was carried out during season 2014 / 2015 in the Demonstration Farm of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Khartoum at Shambat to evaluate the sugar composition and the related traits of sixteen genotypes of sweet sorghum [Sorghum bicolor(L) Moench] recently collected from different areas of Sudan. The experiment was arranged in a Randomized Complete Block Design with four replications. The results showed that there were significant differences among genotypes in plant height, number of days to harvesting, number of days to heading, number of days to booting, number of days to anthesis, stem diameter, head weight, shoot fresh weight, brix value, juice weight, sucrose content, fructosecontent and glucosecontent. The results also showed that there was highly positive correlation between juice weight and shoot fresh weight, and highly negative correlation between brix value and head weight and between sucrose, fructose and glucose. The observed high genotypic variability among the genotypes render them very promising for breeding programs which aim to improve yield and quality of sweet sorghum, but further studies are needed.
Description: 66 Pages
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/23190


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