Sorghum Website

Sorghum Websites

General Information About Sorghum

The following information is a general description about the plant sorghum. Click the links, you may find more information about sorghum.

  • Sorghum: Wiki introduction to the genus sorghum including several sorghum species
  • Sorghum bicolor: Wiki introduction to the species Sorghum bicolor including cultivation, agricultural use and genome
  • ICRISAT: General description about sorghum provided by the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (India)
  • Whole Grain Council: General description about Sorghum provided by the US Whole Grain Council
  • WiseGeek: General description about sorghum provided by WiseGeek with clear answers to Common Questions

Sorghum Genome and Transcriptome Databases

Genome sequencing of Sorghum bicolor was completed in 2009. The genome sequence is available at the Plant Genome Database of the US Joint Genome Institute. EST and RNA sequencing were made recently. You may search and browse these databases to obtain useful information related to your research projects.

  • Phytozome: The sorghum bicolor genome database at the US Joint Genome Institute (Release 2.1)
  • Gramene: The sorghum genome information portal at Gramene
  • Ensembl: The sorghum genome browser at Ensembl (Release 1.4)
  • PlantGDB: The sorghum genome browser at PlantGDB (Release 1.4)
  • Morokoshi: The sorghum transcriptome database at RIKEN (Japan)
  • PlantTFDB: The Sorghum transcription factors in the PlantTFDB, Peking University, China
  • SorghumFDB: Sorghum functional genomics
  • Purdue: Functional Gene Discovery Platform for Sorghum at Purdue University, US
  • Sorghum QTL Atlas: A powerful tool for trait dissection, comparative genomics and crop improvement
  • PGSB: Plant genome and systems biology
  • GreenPhylDB: A comparative pangenomic database for plant genomes
  • PIGD: Poaceae Intronless Genes Database
  • DNApod: DNA polymorphism annotation Database
  • PceRBase: Plant competing endogenous RNA Database
  • PtRFdb: Plant tRNA-derived fragment database
  • GOLD: Genomes online database
  • Pfam: The database of protein families and annotation information
  • UniProt: The resource of protein sequence and functional information
  • PANTHER: The protein analysis through evolutionary relationships classification system
  • CWR: The database of Crop Wild Relatives
  • APD: The African Plant Database

Sorghum Research Institutions

You may find sorghum research institutions and centers around the world.

  • KLPR: Key Laboratory of Plant Resources, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • SAAS: Rice and Sorghum Research Institute, Sichuan Academy of Agricultural Sciences (in Chinese)
  • CGRIS: Chinese Crop Germplasm Resource Information System, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
  • Giessen: Department of Plant Breeding, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany
  • Morris Lab: Sorghum Genetics Laboratory, K-state University
  • K-state: Department of Agronomy, Kansas State University
  • Brown Lab: Sorghum research laboratory, Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois
  • Nebraska: Sweet sorghum research group, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • PSGD: Plant Stress and Germplasm Development Unit, Department of Agriculture, Lubbock, Texas, US
  • CIRAD: Sorghum genetic resources: a reference collection to study how diversity is organized, France

Sorghum Producers

Here you may find some information about US sorghum producers, processers and marketing.

  • Producer: The US National Sorghum Producers
  • Checkoff: The US sorghum checkoff program
  • Grain Council: The US sorghum checkoff program
  • AGMRC: The US Sorghum produce and export information
  • IBP: The Integrated Breeding Platform

Sorghum Handbooks

These handbooks are mainly about sorghum production.

  • MP279: The grain sorghum production handbook edited by University of Arkansas (74 pages)
  • C687: The Grain sorghum production handbook edited by Kansas State University (32 pages)
  • BSDEU: Breeding Sorghum for Diverse End Use