Transcriptomic and Metabolic Analyses Give Further Insight into the Response of Two Sorghum Lines to Salt Stress

Current technology allows for the identification of the transcriptome expression profile in the plant cells and the use of liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS) technology to investigate the sorghum plant’s metabolites and proteins, providing more information to connect the plant’s genotype and phenotype.

Connection Between SbWRKY50 in Sorghum and Suppression of Chlorophyll Degradation and Leaf Senescence

Leaf senescence is the final stage of leaf development. During leaf senescence, nutrients accumulated in mature leaves are broken down and transported to reproductive organs or actively growing young tissues. This process causes reduced photosynthesis, which impacts yield to most

Identification of Marker-Trait Associations for Sorghum Aphid Resistance

Researchers used the Sorghum Association Panel (SAP), as well as some additional lines, to pinpoint new genomic regions connected to resistance to the sorghum aphid.

Molecular Analysis of the SbPht1 gene family and its Effect on Phosphate Absorption in Sorghum

Zhang et al. investigated the molecular features of nine SbPht1 genes that are expressed in response to phosphorus deficiency in sorghum and found that some of these genes are specifically involved in phosphorus uptake and transport in response to low-phosphorus stress.

Characterization of Sorghum Potassium Transport Genes under Abiotic Stress

Kumar et al. performed an in-depth analysis of K+ transport genes in Sorghum bicolor demonstrating that K+ transport genes play an integral part in the growth and development of the plant.

Assembly and Annotation of CP-NAM Parental Genotypes to Support Bioenergy Sorghum Research

Scientists have generated de novo genome assemblies for 10 parental genotypes of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor), and identified more than 24,000 large structural variants and over 10.5 million SNPs.

Genetic Determinants of Variability in Yield in Sorghum Lines When Exposed to Low severity Nitrogen Deficit Stress

Grzybowski et al. employed a global, genetically diverse sorghum association panel to explore the variability in metabolic, physiological, and morphological responses to nitrogen deficits and the effect on yield.

Stable Protein, Starch and Amylose QTLs Identified for SC35 × RTx430 Sorghum Population

Researchers from Kansas State University and the USDA-ARS located seven protein, ten starch and ten amylose content in grain sorghum QTLs.

Optimizing Crop Traits by Semi-Dwarfism: Genetic Breakthroughs in Maize and Sorghum

Brachytic1 (br1) alternatively spliced alleles confer semi-dwarfism in maize. Sorghum ortholog is a promising breeding target.