Sorghum bicolor

Sorghum originated in northern Africa, and is now cultivated widely in tropical and subtropical regions. Most varieties are drought- and heat-tolerant, and are especially important . Previously 5cultivars were recognized. However, these cross readily without barriers of sterility or difference in genetic balance, therefore it makes sense to group them into a single species.

Grain sorghum is a staple cereal in hot dry tropics, the threshed . The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Wind.

It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy . Other Common Names: durra grain sorghum sorgo forrajero. Growth Habit: Graminoid. Its remarkable ability to produce a crop under adverse conditions, in particular with much less water than most other . Ogbaga CC(1), Stepien P, Johnson GN.

Down Terminal (leaf) node. Synonym, Sorghum vulgare. Other names, › Andropogon sorghum › Andropogon sorghum (L.) Brot.

But as these two species had additional whole genome duplications their genomes are four times larger . Schwartz, Colorado State University, Bugwood. Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench › Sorghum bicolor milo › Sorghum bicolor subsp. Plant Characteristics and Associations Bloom Period. The diploid genome (~7Mbp) has a haploid chromosome number of 10.

Although highly repetitive, the genome is more tractable for sequencing than its close relative, Zea mays. Hosted by the USGS Core Science Analytics and Synthesis. Page designed through the cooperative efforts of interagency ITIS Teams. Flora of tropical East Africa. A handbook of the Yemen flora.

Sorghum, an African grass related to sugar cane and maize, is grown for foo fee fibre and fuel. Taxonomic lineage: cellular organisms, Eukaryota, Viridiplantae, Streptophyta, Streptophytina, Embryophyta, Tracheophyta, Euphyllophyta, Spermatophyta, . It originates from Africa. Sorghum is a vigorous usually annual grass that varies between 0. The plant produces one or several tillers, which emerge initially from the base and later from stem nodes.

The root system consists of fibrous adventitious roots that emerge from the lowest nodes of the . GeneSeqer, Spliced alignment of user-specified transcript datasets to genomic DNA from any region in SbGDB. User can specify splice site model and .

Sorghum grain or sweet sorghum biomass is used for ethanol production. Yields of alcohol (1° proof) per tonne of sorghum grain are comparable with maize (3vs 3l). The commercial technology required to ferment sweet sorghum biomass into alcohol has been perfected in Brazil. This movement and evolution of biotypes gave rise to five basic races of sorghum , which can combine to produce rather distinct intermediate races (see Chapters and ). The primitive bicolors probably gave rise to all .