news & research-highlights

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.

Sorghum in the 21st Century, June 5-9, Montpellier, France

Registration is open for the 2nd Sorghum in the 21st Century Global Sorghum Conference, hosted by the French research institution CIRAD and an international consortium of sorghum research partners, which will be taking place from June 5th to 9th of 2023 in Montpellier, France. 

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.

Sorghum & Millet Workshop at PAG30, January 15, 2023

The Sorghum & Millet Workshop will take place on Sunday, January 15, 2023 in San Diego, CA during the 2023 Plant & Animal Genome Conference (PAG 30 ( January 13-18, 2023).

Job opening – Post-doc Plant Biologist/ Geneticist with Strong Coding Skills at the University of Georgia – Athens, Georgia

The Devos Lab at the University of Georgia, Athens is seeking a Post-doctoral researcher with a background in Plant Biology and strong coding skills to conduct cutting-edge genomics research in economically important grasses.

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.

2023 Plant & Animal Genome Conference, January 13-18 in San Diego, California

Over 3,000 genetic scientists and researchers in plant and animal research will gather from January 13-18 in San Diego, California for The Plant & Animal Genome Conference (PAG30).

Lectin Influences on Abiotic Stress Resistance in Grain and Sweet Sorghum

When comparing grain to sweet sorghum lines, Osman et al. identified differences in the lectin homologs in the presence/absence of certain other joint domains.They also identified significant overrepresentation of lectins in certain QTLs related to cold and drought tolerance.

Identification of Loci in Sorghum Bicolor That are Associated with Bioactive Molecules Related to Gut Health

Yang et al. evaluated 294 sorghum recombinant inbred lines for their interaction with the human gut microbiome in 12 healthy donors.