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Unique Chromatin Regulators Discovered in Sorghum

In an effort to prove that epigenetics is behind some of sorghum’s specific features, researchers at Three Gorges University in China sought to clarify the function of the chromatin regulators and their interaction network.

Job Opening – USDA-ARS National Program Leader, Grain Crops – Beltsville, Maryland

The USDA-ARS Office of National Programs in Beltsville, Maryland is seeking a National Program Leader to provide leadership and direction for national and regional research programs related to grain crop improvement, production and protection. Specific responsibilities include leading and coordinating

Research Provides Support for Using Agricultural Configuration Techniques to Control Melanaphis sorghi

Researchers at Texas A&M University conducted a two year survey (2019-2020) of the abundance of Melanaphis sorghi and sorghum’s natural pest enemies in 42 sorghum fields located in the South Texas Gulf Coast.

Job Opening – Research Scientist at Donald Danforth Plant Science Center – St. Louis, Missouri

The Shakoor Laboratory at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, Missouri is seeking a Research Scientist to join their team in studying the effects of phenotype, genotype, and environment on crop productivity.

Job Opening – Engineering Research Scientist at Donald Danforth Plant Science Center – St. Louis, Missouri

The Shakoor Laboratory at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, Missouri is seeking an Engineering Research Scientist to join their team in studying the effects of phenotype, genotype, and environment on crop productivity.

Job Opening – Postdoctoral Research Associate at Texas Tech University – Department of Plant and Soil Sciences

The Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to perform research focused on crop-climate modeling, aimed at identifying and classifying the target population of environments based on soil and climatic parameters.

The Epigenetics Behind the Adaptive Response of Sorghum to Phosphorus Deficiency

Recent studies have been successful in elucidating the genetic contributions underpinning the tolerance of some sorghum lines for low phosphorus conditions. Gladman and colleagues studied the environmental influence on how those genes work, known as epigenetics, under limiting phosphorus.

Joint Genome Institute (JGI) Genomics of Energy & Environment Conference, August 29-31, 2022

The DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI) is hosting the Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting, which will take place both in-person at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and virtually.

Researchers in Ethiopia Map QTLs for Stem Sugar and Stem Diameter in Sorghum

Scientists identify QTLs for average sugar content (oBrix) and stem diameter under both favorable rainy environmental conditions and unfavorable dry off-season conditions.