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Advancing Crop Science: Insights from the CROPS Conference at HudsonAlpha

The CROPS conference took place from June 3rd to 6th at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville, Alabama. The meeting focused on the application of genomic technology to crop improvement and brought together over 100 leading crop scientists and

CSI Seminar Tesfaye Mengiste, June 11 at 11 AM CT

The Center for Sorghum Improvement (CSI) is hosting a virtual seminar given by Tesfaye Mengiste, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Purdue University, on Tuesday, June 11 at 11 AM CT. The title of his talk is “Leveraging Genomics and Molecular Genetics for Gene Discovery and Integrated Improvement of Sorghum.”

Plant Biology 2024 Conference in Honolulu, HI, June 22 – 26

The American Society of Plant Biologists is Celebrating 100 years of advancing plant science and creating an international plant science community at the Plant Biology 2024 conference, which will be taking place in Honolulu, Hawaii from June 22nd to 26th.

Recent Research

Unraveling the Genetic Basis of Sorghum Plant Color: Insights into Phenotypic Traits and Fungal Resistance

Researchers investigated the genetic basis of sorghum plant color, revealing complex interactions between multiple loci and candidate genes associated with phenotypic traits and fungal resistance.

Deciphering the Molecular Landscape of Bioenergy Sorghum Stems: Insights from Cell-Type-Specific Transcriptomics and Regulatory Networks

Fu et al. utilize laser capture microdissection to dissect and analyze transcriptomes from distinct cell types in bioenergy sorghum stems, revealing intricate gene regulatory networks and molecular mechanisms governing stem development and secondary cell wall formation.

Genome-wide Exploration of Greenbug-Inducible NAC Transcription Factors Unveils Insights into Sorghum Defense Mechanisms

A comprehensive analysis identified 112 Sorghum NAC genes, characterized their phylogenetic distribution and structural diversity, and uncovered nine greenbug-inducible SbNAC genes, shedding light on their potential roles in sorghum defense against aphids.

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