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.

Analysis of Sweet Sorghum’s Maintenance of Ion Homeostasis Under Salt Stress

Sweet sorghum effectively manages ion toxicity and maintains key nutrient balances under high salt stress through specific genes and transcription factors, stabilizing the plants during severe salt stress.

WRKY Transcription Factors SbWRKY22 and SbWRKY65 Regulate the Expression of Aluminum Resistance Genes in Sorghum

This pair of Al-stress-induced WRKY TFs are mainly expressed in the roots of sweet sorghum, where they regulate Al tolerance genes involved in citric acid secretion, callose degradation and cell wall modification.

A Dense Genetic Linkage Map and QTL Analysis for Bioenergy-Related Traits in Sweet Sorghum

Harnessing the potential of sweet sorghum as a biofuel crop, advanced genetic mapping with ddRAD-seq reveals ten significant bioenergy-related QTLs, offering a pathway for more effective bioenergy production.

The Power of Single-Cell and Single-Nuclei Based Pan-Transcriptomes for Crop Research

Single-cell transcriptomics study identifies conserved marker genes and explores neofunctionalization of homeologs.

Sequenced Sorghum Mutant Library Investigated for Protein and Amino Acid Content Variation

Researchers from Texas Tech University and USDA-ARS screened seeds from 206 EMS-based sorghum mutants for protein and amino acid content, offering genetic resources for enhancing sorghum grain quality in breeding programs.

Differences in Sugarcane Aphid Colonization on Two-Week Old and Six-Week Old Sorghum Plants Influenced by Sugars and Cuticular Waxes

The effectiveness of host plant resistance (HPR) to manage the sugarcane aphid (SCA) in sorghum depends on understanding the timing of the pest in relation to the developmental stage of the plant, as sorghum plant age greatly influences SCA colonization through differences in triterpenoids and available sugars.

Identifying Candidate Genes For Biofortification of Carotenoids in Sorghum

Comparative transcriptomics of high and low carotenoid sorghum varieties reveals candidate target genes for breeding biofortified sorghum.