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Title: Toward Sequencing the Sorghum Genome: a Us National Science Foundation-Sponsored Workshop Report

Authors
item Kresovich, Stephen - CORNELL UNIVERSITY
item Barbazuk, Brad - DONALD DANFORTH PLANT SCI
item Bedell, Joey - ORION GENOMICS
item Borrell, Andrew - DPT OF PRIMARY INDUSTRIES
item Buell, Robin - INSTITUTE FOR GENOMIC RES
item BURKE, JOHN
item Clifton, Sandra - GENOME SEQUENCING CENTER
item Cordonnier-Pratt, Marie-Michelle - UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
item Cox, Stan - THE LAND INSTITUTE
item Dahlberg, Jeff - NATIONAL GRAIN SORGHUM PR
item ERPELDING, JOHN
item Fulton, Theresa - CORNELL UNIVERSITY
item Fulton, Bob - GENOME SEQUENCING CENTER
item Fulton, Lucinda - GENOME SEQUENCING CENTER
item Gingle, Alan - UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
item Goff, Stephan - SYNGENTA, TORREY MESA RES
item Hash, C. Tom - ICRISAT
item HUANG, YINGHUA
item Jordan, David - DPT OF PRIMARY INDUSTRIES
item Klein, Patricia - TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
item KLEIN, ROBERT
item Magalhaes, Jurandir - EMBRAPA MAIZE & SORGHUM
item Mccombie, Richard - COLD SPRING HARBOR LABORA
item Moore, Paul
item Mullet, John - TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
item Ozias-Akins, Peggy - UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
item Paterson, Andrew - UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
item Porter, Kay - PIONEER HIBRED INT'L
item Pratt, Lee - UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
item Roe, Bruce - UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA
item Rooney, William - TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
item Schnable, Pat - IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY
item Steely, David - TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
item Tuinstra, Mitch - KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
item Ware, Doreen - COLD SPRING HARBOR LAB
item Warek, Ujwala - ORION GENOMICS

Submitted to: Plant Physiology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: May 9, 2005
Publication Date: August 11, 2005
Citation: Kresovich, S., Barbazuk, B., Bedell, J., Borrell, A., Buell, R., Burke, J.J., Clifton, S., Cordonnier-Pratt, M., Cox, S., Dahlberg, J., Erpelding, J.E., Fulton, T.M., Fulton, B., Fulton, L., Gingle, A., Goff, S., Hash, C., Huang, Y., Jordan, D., Klein, P., Klein, R.R., Magalhaes, J., McCombie, R., Moore, P.H., Mullet, J.E., Ozias-Akins, P., Paterson, A.H., Porter, K., Pratt, L., Roe, B., Rooney, W., Schnable, P., Steely, D.M., Tuinstra, M., Ware, D., Warek, U. 2005. Toward sequencing the sorghum genome: A US National Science Foundation-sponsored workshop report. Plant Physiology. 138(4):1898-1902.

Technical Abstract: About 50 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 and maize, met in St Louis (MO, USA) on 9 November 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 make 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.

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