Setaria italica

It is the second-most widely planted species of millet, and the most important in East Asia. It has the longest history of cultivation among the millets, having been grown in India since antiquity. Wild types are annual weeds (green foxtail millet) that are very common in temperate areas. Cultivated types differ in height, habit, structure of inflorescences, number and colour of grain.

Moha cultivars are high-tillering (up to culms) with . Growth Habit: Graminoid.

Native Status: CAN W LI VI I. It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. Setaria italica is a ANNUAL growing to 0. It is in flower from Aug to October, and the seeds ripen from Sep to October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Wind. Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy.

Down Terminal (leaf) node. Synonym, Panicum italicum. Common name, Foxtail millet.

Other names, › Chaetochloa italica › Chaetochloa italica (L.) Scribn. It is a model system for other biofuel grasses, including switchgrass and pearl millet. We produced a draft genome (∼4Mb) anchored onto . GeneSeqer, Spliced alignment of user-specified transcript datasets to genomic DNA from any region in SiGDB.

User can specify splice site model and . It is also grown on a moderate scale in other parts of the world as a forage crop. Motivation for sequencing foxtail millet includes its close relationship, both genetically and physiologically, to the . Simple processing methods like dehulling, soaking and cooking are reported to result in significant decreases in antinutrients and improved bioavailability of minerals like iron . Schwartz, Colorado State University, Bugwood. It is primarily grown in temperate, subtropical and tropical areas. Spikelets about mm, disarticulating between the lower and upper florets. Europe and Asia and chiefly for forage and hay in United States.

Spikes can be used a small as 2-3. Foliage is green in summer and turns an attractive b.