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Gloria Burow

Research Geneticist (Plants)


Gloria Burow
Plant Stress and Germplasm Development Research
Plant Physiologist
Phone: (806) 749-5560 ext. 5225
Fax: (806) 723-5272

LUBBOCK , TX 79415

The Sorghum Genetics & Translational Genomics (GTG) group is led by Dr. Gloria Burow, a research geneticist and a member of the Sorghum CRIS project at the Plant Stress & Germplasm Development Unit, Cropping Systems Research Laboratory, USDA, ARS. She obtained her Ph. D. in Botany from Louisiana State University. Ms Halee Hughes serves as technical support for the research group. Their focus is on translational genomics and applications of sorghum genetics to improve overall sorghum productivity and to understand the mechanisms of tolerance to abiotic stresses.  Their various research activities address the enhancement of sorghum cold tolerance and the applications of DNA markers in sorghum breeding programs. They are employing Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) mapping and Genome Wide Association Studies (GWAS) to identify genome region and DNA markers for variation and tolerance to thermal stress of sorghum. The Sorghum GTG released three sorghum recombinant inbred populations for use/applications in quantitative genetics and breeding applications for improvement of tolerance to early season thermal stress. Recently, they co-discovered novel sorghum mutants in BTx623 that led to the development of multi-seeded (msd) near isogenic lines in different backgrounds, and application of Single Nucleotide Polymorphic (SNP) DNA markers for development of deliverable technologies including Marker Assisted Rapid Trait Introgression (MARTI).