Sequenced Sorghum Mutant Library Investigated for Protein and Amino Acid Content Variation

Researchers from Texas Tech University and USDA-ARS screened seeds from 206 EMS-based sorghum mutants for protein and amino acid content, offering genetic resources for enhancing sorghum grain quality in breeding programs.

Differences in Sugarcane Aphid Colonization on Two-Week Old and Six-Week Old Sorghum Plants Influenced by Sugars and Cuticular Waxes

The effectiveness of host plant resistance (HPR) to manage the sugarcane aphid (SCA) in sorghum depends on understanding the timing of the pest in relation to the developmental stage of the plant, as sorghum plant age greatly influences SCA colonization through differences in triterpenoids and available sugars.

Identifying Candidate Genes For Biofortification of Carotenoids in Sorghum

Comparative transcriptomics of high and low carotenoid sorghum varieties reveals candidate target genes for breeding biofortified sorghum.

Comparison of Mitogenome Organellar Genome Architecture in Wild Lines and Cultivars Follows Domestication History

Researchers sequenced and compared organelle genomes of sorghum accessions to understand their evolution and domestication events.

Comparative Assessment of Sorghum and Maize Proteomes Under Drought Stress Reveals Differentially Expressed Proteins and Their Associated Pathways

Protein expression levels of maize and sorghum orthologs were compared in drought conditions. Phenylpropanoids, sucrose, melanin-related metabolites and indole acetic acid (auxin) were identified as underlying the greater water stress tolerance in sorghum.

Conserved Drought Responses and Gene Expression in Sorghum and Maize

A predictive model was developed to classify drought responsive genes in sorghum across development, genotype and stress severity. This sorghum trained model was applied to maize that detected a core set of drought-responsive genes across diverse sorghum and maize genotypes which are conserved and associated with abiotic stress response pathways.

Review of the Current Research and Future Avenues for Discovery into C4 Plants

Recent studies into the function of trehalose 6-phosphate (Tre6P) in C4 plants warrant further research into the molecular mechanisms involved in Tre6P regulation of carbon partitioning and metabolism in these crops for increased grain yield and food production.

Overexpressing Rieske FeS in Transgenic Sorghum Crops Results in Greater Biomass and Grain Production

Increasing Rieske FeS protein abundance in sorghum can lead to greater biomass and grain production, making it a good target for improving productivity in warm climates.

Epicuticular Wax and Anthracnose Resistance in Sorghum

Study sheds light on the role of epicuticular wax in regulating disease response.