Genome-Wide Association Mapping in Diverse Sorghum Germplasms Unveils Novel Genetic Loci for Agronomic, Root, and Stomatal Traits

Pilot-scale genome-wide association mapping in diverse sorghum germplasms uncovered 42 significant quantitative trait nucleotides (QTNs), revealing novel candidate genes influencing major agronomic, root, and stomatal traits such as plant height, dry biomass, and plant yield.

Unlocking Sorghum’s Defense Arsenal: Major Breakthrough in Anthracnose Resistance

Genetic architecture of anthracnose resistance genes (ARG4 and ARG5) shown to confer resistance in SAP135 and P9830. Susceptible varieties lack these genes through presence-absence variation and recessive alleles.

Exploring Sorghum bicolor’s MYB Gene Family: Unveiling the Secrets of SbMYBAS1 in Tackling Salt Stress

The study delves into the sorghum MYB gene family, underscoring the key role of SbMYBAS1 in negatively regulating salt tolerance through reduced ROS scavenging ability and K+ content.

Rooting for Resilience: Genetic Insights for Transforming Sorghum and Maize for Climate Challenges

Genetic insights unveiled from comparing the root system architectures of sorghum and maize under drought, salt and nutrient deficiencies will pave the way for improved crop varieties resilient to abiotic stresses in a changing climate.

Revealing Nature’s Edits: Unmasking Deleterious Variants in Maturity and Dwarf Loci for Precision Control of Sorghum Flowering Time and Plant Height

Variant consequences within 4 Dwarf and 6 Maturity loci among SAP genomes opens the door to breeding sorghum varieties with optimal plant height and flowering time.

Unlocking the genetic secrets of sorghum’s nutritional potential and drought resilience

Key genetic regions associated with nutrition and drought resistance, pave the way for a more fortified and resilient sorghum

Revolutionizing Hybrid Sorghum Breeding with Genomic Prediction and TFMSA for Early-Generation B-Lines

Kent and colleagues developed an effective hybrid sorghum breeding strategy using genomic prediction and TFMSA to produce early-generation sterile B-lines for testcrossing.

Genomic and Phenomic Techniques in Pre-Breeding For Improved Chilling Tolerance in Sorghum

Researchers utilize genome-to-phenome approaches and drones to improve chilling tolerance, identify rare SNPs specific to this complex trait and demonstrate the potential of UAS phenotyping in sorghum pre-breeding.

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.