Sorghum bicolor - an important species for comparative grass genomics and a source of beneficial genes for agriculture

Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2002 Apr;5(2):118-21. doi: 10.1016/s1369-5266(02)00232-7.


A high-resolution genetic, physical, and cytological map of the sorghum genome is being assembled using AFLP DNA marker technology, six-dimensional pooling of BAC libraries, cDNA mapping technology, and cytogenetic analysis. Recent advances in sorghum comparative genomics and gene-transfer technology are accelerating the discovery and utilization of valuable sorghum genes and alleles.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acclimatization / genetics
  • Agriculture
  • Chromosome Mapping
  • Expressed Sequence Tags
  • Gene Transfer Techniques
  • Genome, Plant*
  • Genomics
  • Poaceae / genetics*