Chromosome-scale assembly of the sorghum Tx430 genome using Nanopore sequencing and DLS optical mapping

A new chromosome-scale assembly of the sorghum genome was generated by combining Nanopore sequencing with DLS optical mapping. In this paper, published in this week’s Nature Communications issue, Oxford Nanopore sequences generated on a MinION sequencer and combined them with

A New Reference Genome for Sweet Sorghum

Sweet sorghum was originally cultivated in the U.S. for the production of food-grade syrup or alcohol, and it still has commercial value as a source of these commodities, as well as an important bioenergy crop.  Understanding the genetic mechanisms underlying

The Sorghum QTL Atlas: A powerful tool for trait dissection, comparative genomics and crop improvement

The Sorghum QTL Atlas is a research platform comprising data from over 150 QTL and GWAS studies for 223 unique traits classified into seven broad categories: leaf, maturity, panicle, abiotic resistance, biotic resistance, stem composition, and stem morphology. Data can be queried by trait, genomic or syntenic location, study, or various study details.