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The Sorghum Genome

  • Sujay Rakshit
  • Yi-Hong Wang


  • Offers up-to-date insights into the latest advances in genome sequencing and analysis in sorghum

  • Demonstrates how scientific findings in sorghum genomics can be used to improve plant breeding

  • Presents contributions by an international board of authors


Part of the Compendium of Plant Genomes book series (CPG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. K. Hariprasanna, Sujay Rakshit
    Pages 1-25
  3. Are Ashok Kumar
    Pages 27-45
  4. Sujay Rakshit, K. N. Ganapathy, K. B. R. S. Visarada
    Pages 47-75
  5. Hari D. Upadhyaya, Mani Vetriventhan, Santosh Deshpande
    Pages 77-94
  6. Sylvester Elikana Anami, Hong Luo, Yan Xia, Hai-Chun Jing
    Pages 95-116
  7. P. Rajendrakumar
    Pages 117-136
  8. Guoqing Liu, Yucui Han, Yanmiao Jiang, Yueying Wang, Peng Lv, Haiquan Li
    Pages 149-167
  9. Santosh Deshpande, Sujay Rakshit, K. G. Manasa, Sarita Pandey, Rajeev Gupta
    Pages 169-187
  10. Stephen R. Mudge, Bradley C. Campbell, Nurazilah B. Mustapha, Ian D. Godwin
    Pages 189-205
  11. Dinesh Joshi, Vijaya Singh, Erik van Oosterom, Emma Mace, David Jordan, Graeme Hammer
    Pages 207-226
  12. Ramadoss Bharathi Raja, Somanath Agasimani, Varadharaju Anusheela, Venkatesan Thiruvengadam, Ravindra N. Chibbar, Sundaram Ganesh Ram
    Pages 257-267

About this book


This book provides insights into the current state of sorghum genomics. It particularly focuses on the tools and strategies employed in genome sequencing and analysis, public and private genomic resources and how all this information is leading to direct outcomes for plant breeders. The advent of affordable whole genome sequencing in combination with existing cereal functional genomics data has enabled the leveraging of the significant novel diversity available in sorghum, the genome of which was fully sequenced in 2009, providing an unmatched resource for the genetic improvement of sorghum and other grass species. Cultivated grain sorghum is a food and feed cereal crop adapted to hot and dry climates, and is a staple for 500 million of the world’s poorest people. Globally, sorghum is also an important source of animal feed and forage, an emerging biofuel crop and model for C4 grasses, particularly genetically complex sugarcane.


Sorghum Cereal Crop Functional Genomics Grass Species Molecular Breeding Molecular Mapping Whole Genome Sequencing

Editors and affiliations

  • Sujay Rakshit
    • 1
  • Yi-Hong Wang
    • 2
  1. 1.Indian Institute of Millets Research HyderabadIndia
  2. 2.Department of BiologyUniversity of Louisiana at LafayetteLafayetteUSA

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