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CSHL Frontiers and Techniques in Plant Science course, June 27 – July 18, 2024, Applications Due March 15

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is offering their Frontiers and Techniques in Plant Science course from June 27 to July 18, 2024. Emmanuelle Bayer from the University of Bordeaux in France, Siobhan Brady from the University of California, Davis and Niko Geldner from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland will be teaching the course.

CSI Seminar Dae Kwan Ko, March 5 at 11 AM CT

The Center for Sorghum Improvement (CSI) is hosting a virtual seminar given by Dae Kwan Ko, Assistant Professor – Fixed Term at Plant Research Laboratories at Michigan State University on Tuesday, March 5 at 11:00 AM CT. The title of his talk is “Network-Enhanced Gene Discovery Pipeline (NEEDLE) for Non-Model Plant Species.”

Gramene and SorghumBase Represented at the 2024 Maize Genetics Meeting in Raleigh, NC, Feb 29 to Mar 3

The 66th Annual Maize Genetics Meeting will be held from February 29 – March 3, 2024 in Raleigh, North Carolina; meet with members of the Gramene/ SorghumBase Team!

Recent Research

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

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