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Toward sequencing the sorghum genome. A U.S. National Science Foundation-sponsored workshop report

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Sorghum Genomics Planning Workshop participants, (2005) Toward sequencing the sorghum genome. A U.S. National Science Foundation-sponsored workshop report. Plant physiology, 138 (4). pp. 1898-1902. ISSN 0032-08891532-2548


Article Link: https://doi.org/10.1104/pp.105.065136

Article URL: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16172096
Article URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1183381/


Members of the worldwide sorghum (Sorghum spp.) community, including private sector and international scientists as well as community representatives from closely related crops such as sugarcane (Saccharum spp.) and maize (Zea mays), met in St. Louis, Missouri, on November 9, 2004, to lay the groundwork for future advances in sorghum genomics and, in particular, to coordinate plans for sequencing of the sorghum genome. Key developments that made this workshop timely included advances in knowledge of the sorghum genome that provide for the development of a genetically anchored physical map to guide sequence assembly and annotation, the growing role of the sorghum genome as a nucleation point for comparative genomics of diverse tropical grasses including many leading crops, and the need for dramatically increased sorghum production to sustain human populations in many regions where its inherent abiotic stress tolerance makes it an essential staple. This report reviews current knowledge of the sorghum genome, a community-endorsed schema for integrating this knowledge into a finished sequence, and early plans for translating the sequence into sustained advances to benefit a worldwide group of stakeholders.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Open access PDF attached
Keywords:Crops, Agricultural/genetics *Genome, Plant Genomics Sorghum/*genetics
Subjects:Science > Botany > Genetics
Plant culture > Field crops > Sorghum
Live Archive:29 Sep 2020 05:31
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:46

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