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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service


item Kresovich, Stephen
item Barbazuk, Brad
item Bedell, Joey
item Borrell, Andrew
item Buell, Robin
item Burke, John
item Clifton, Sandra
item Cordonnier-pratt, Marie-michelle
item Cox, Stan
item Dahlberg, Jeff
item Erpelding, John
item Fulton, Theresa
item Fulton, Bob
item Fulton, Lucinda
item Gingle, Alan
item Goff, Stephan
item Hash, C. tom
item Huang, Yinghua
item Jordan, David
item Klein, Patricia
item Klein, Robert - Bob
item Magalhaes, Jurandir
item Mccombie, Richard
item Moore, Paul
item Mullet, John
item Ozias-akins, Peggy
item Paterson, Andrew
item Porter, Kay
item Pratt, Lee
item Roe, Bruce
item Rooney, William
item Schnable, Pat
item Steely, David
item Tuinstra, Mitch
item Ware, Doreen
item Warek, Ujwala

Submitted to: Plant Physiology
Publication Type: Peer reviewed journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/9/2005
Publication Date: 8/11/2005
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.

Interpretive Summary:

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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