Sorghum Genome Mapping and Its Impact Generated Through Public and Private Efforts

  • Sylvester Elikana Anami
  • Hong Luo
  • Yan Xia
  • Hai-Chun JingEmail author
Part of the Compendium of Plant Genomes book series (CPG)


In 2009, the sequence and annotation of a sorghum whole genome was reported by a team of international collaborators, followed by resequencing and complete annotation of the sorghum transcriptome and methylome together with the identification of genomewide structural variations through national initiatives. The genome, structural variations, quantitative trait loci (QTLs), genes, and alternative splicing (AS) events encode useful agronomic information that needs to be decoded for sorghum improvement through genetic manipulations of key metabolic pathways. Here, we review the background history of the national and international sorghum genome initiatives, public and private partners involved, sorghum genome databases for robust computational methods for sequence analysis, and the impact of the genome information on sorghum improvement.


Genome sequencing Genetic map Physical map NGS Splicing RNA seq 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sylvester Elikana Anami
    • 1
    • 2
  • Hong Luo
    • 1
  • Yan Xia
    • 1
  • Hai-Chun Jing
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Plant Resources, Institute of BotanyChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.Institute of Biotechnology ResearchJomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and TechnologyNairobiKenya

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