Millet Literature Review

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INTRODUCTION AND LITERATURE REVIEW 1. Description of Millet Crop Millets are small–seeded grass crop that grow well in dry areas and under harsh conditions. They are wildly grown in the world as cereal crops and are highly-viable. They are mostly grown in semi-arid areas and under very harsh conditions. Millet are small and mostly round in shape and comes in different colors but mostly, white, yellow, red etc. they are known to be grown wildly in Africa, Asia and some European countries. As compared to many other cereal crops, millet is known to grow very fast and can survive harsh conditions which includes less rainfall. This indicates that, millet crops can survive in dry and cold areas. However, millets are known to be highly nutritious…show more content…
It is used as components certain grain products like the, canaries, finches, cockatiels, wild birds and as feed for animals like the sheep, cattle, poultry etc. For birdfeeds, the red colored seed, light bright types of millets are recommended. An example of millets used for this purpose are the Proso Millets. The Proso millets are also feed to Cattle and sheeps in ground form. The whole seed millets can be essential to the feeding of poultry. The performance rate of millet grains in the growth of animals who are fed with millet is better as compared to other grains because of its nutritional rate. Millets are highly nutritious, non-glutinous and not acid forming foods. This makes millet soothing and digestion is very easy. However, unlike other grains its allergy is less and are mostly digestible. They also release small percentage of glucose. Minerals like, iron, magnessium, phosphorus, and potassium, calcium are known to contained more in millets than other types of crops or cereals. Also, foxtail millet as a type of millet is advised not to be fed to horses alone as a source of roughage because it acts as a laxative. The stress of this type of millet can cause accumulation of nitrate at a level which may be toxic to…show more content…
A test was actually performed to know whether PMiGAP is a good panel for association analysis using 17 genes underlying a major QTL for drought tolerance. PMiGAP was genotyped with 37 SSR and CISP markers to analyze the diversity and genetic structures and the phenotypic characteristics of the pearl millet was analyzed through the yields produced together with its morphological

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