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

Revolutionizing Hybrid Sorghum Breeding with Genomic Prediction and TFMSA for Early-Generation B-Lines

Kent and colleagues developed an effective hybrid sorghum breeding strategy using genomic prediction and TFMSA to produce early-generation sterile B-lines for testcrossing.

Genomic and Phenomic Techniques in Pre-Breeding For Improved Chilling Tolerance in Sorghum

Researchers utilize genome-to-phenome approaches and drones to improve chilling tolerance, identify rare SNPs specific to this complex trait and demonstrate the potential of UAS phenotyping in sorghum pre-breeding.

A Combined Method to Accelerate Genetic Gain in Maize

A combined method integrating crop growth models with whole-genome prediction was effective in identifying traits known to be connected to variations in yield.

Sorghum Landraces Among Local Kenyan Farmers and ICRISAT Suggest Genetic Diversity That Can be Potentially Used to Develop New Varieties of Sorghum

Researchers in Kenya have examined the genetic diversity of local sorghum varieties, identifying adaptive traits and distinct subpopulations among samples from different sources, with implications for crop improvement in the face of climate change.

Combating Anthracnose Through Genetics: Sorghum F-Box Protein Induces Oxidative Burst Against Colletotrichum sublineola

F-box gene Sobic.005G172300 regulates ascorbic acid to boost plant defenses against Colletotrichum sublineola. Expression is upregulated in the resistant sorghum line SC110 shortly after infection.

Sorghum’s Response to Temperature Stress Varies with Genotype and Shifts Throughout the Day.

Sorghum accessions Macia (thermo-tolerant), SC224 (cold-tolerant), and RTx430 (heat-/cold-susceptible) respond to heat stress through gene regulation linked to the circadian clock. This linkage is stronger in the tolerant lines.