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Title: Eleusine coracana : Eleusine coracana Organism overview      
ID:
PRJNA21017
description:
Eleusine coracana, finger millet, is an important cereal crop in East Africa and India. It is grown mainly by subsistence farmers because it 1) can withstand significant levels of salinity, 2) is adapted to a wide range of environments, 3) has high nutritional value due to the presence of methionine, 4) is resistant to water-logging and 5) has few pests as a plant and as a stored food. Breeding efforts have been hampered by the self-pollinating nature of the organism coupled with a small flower. Eleusine coracana is a tetraploid plant. Domestication is thought to have occurred ~ 5000 years ago in the Ethiopian Highlands. The A genome donor is believed to be Eleusine indica, a ubiquitous weed of tropical and subtropical regions. Based upon the GISH work reported by Bisht and Mukai, the B genome donor is believed to be Eleusine floccifolia. Utilization of the observed variation between wild and cultivated E. coracana cultivars is used to generate genetic maps - the first step toward trait transfer in breeding programs.
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landingpage: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bioproject/PRJNA21017
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NCBI
homePage: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
ID:
SCR:006472
name:
National Center for Biotechnology Information
homePage: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bioproject
ID:
SCR:004801
name:
NCBI BioProject