A Combined Method to Accelerate Genetic Gain in Maize

A combined method integrating crop growth models with whole-genome prediction was effective in identifying traits known to be connected to variations in yield.

Sorghum Landraces Among Local Kenyan Farmers and ICRISAT Suggest Genetic Diversity That Can be Potentially Used to Develop New Varieties of Sorghum

Researchers in Kenya have examined the genetic diversity of local sorghum varieties, identifying adaptive traits and distinct subpopulations among samples from different sources, with implications for crop improvement in the face of climate change.

Combating Anthracnose Through Genetics: Sorghum F-Box Protein Induces Oxidative Burst Against Colletotrichum sublineola

F-box gene Sobic.005G172300 regulates ascorbic acid to boost plant defenses against Colletotrichum sublineola. Expression is upregulated in the resistant sorghum line SC110 shortly after infection.

Sorghum’s Response to Temperature Stress Varies with Genotype and Shifts Throughout the Day.

Sorghum accessions Macia (thermo-tolerant), SC224 (cold-tolerant), and RTx430 (heat-/cold-susceptible) respond to heat stress through gene regulation linked to the circadian clock. This linkage is stronger in the tolerant lines.

Unveiling Gene Expression Dynamics in Sorghum Accessions Upon SCA Infestation

Comparison of transcriptomes ofSCA-resistant line (SC265), SCA-susceptible line (SC1345) and an elite sorghum male parental line (RTx430) reveals differentially upregulated gene clusters.

A MAGIC Diversity Panel for Cytoplasmic Male Sterility Breeding of Grain Sorghum

A MAGIC population for high-resolution trait mapping in grain sorghum was developed using four genetically distinct founder lines and validated by mapping three highly heritable traits with DaRTseq.

Characterization and Functional Conservation of SbRPAP3 in the R2TP Complex

SbRPAP3, a subunit of the R2TP complex in Sorghum bicolor, bears a structural resemblance to yeast and human counterparts, and interacts with essential molecular chaperones, indicating functional conservation in plants.

Unlocking the Potential of Sorghum in Africa: Insights from Phosphorus-Responsive Root Systems

Africa’s high sorghum production and consumption, coupled with its low grain yield due to phosphorus deficiency in soil, could be improved by enhancing natural soil phosphorus utilization, as demonstrated by research on two sorghum genotypes in Ghana.

Identification of Mixed-linkage glucan Lichenases in Sorghum bicolor has Implications for Manipulating Digestibility and Nutritional Value

Three Sorghum lichenases (SbLCH1-3) were identified with expression varying in leaf development stages, impacting MLG accumulation.