Sorghum is one of the world’s most important cereals for human and animal nutrition. It currently ranks fifth for grain production tonnage. In developing countries, it is a major staple food and fodder crop constituting one of the pillars of food security. In developed regions, it has been primarily grown for animal feed. In addition, its merits as a bioenergy crop have recently been highlighted. Its success is mainly due to its high level of drought tolerance and its adaptation to a large array of environmental conditions and uses. The recent release of its genome sequence, its phylogenetic proximity with several important C4 species (maize, switchgrass, sugarcane) and its low genome complexity, contribute to its interest on a more fundamental level. In this context, efforts are invested in order to develop a clear framework to identify the genes of economic and adaptive interest in sorghum, through quantitative genetic (LD mapping) and evolutionary approaches (selection scans). The ultimate goal being to use these molecular information to optimize breeding efficiency for grain (food, feed objectives) and biomass production (energy, biomaterials) 

Link between South Green and Sorghum

The Greenphyl tool is widely used for orthology prediction as well as the SNiPlay database for recording SNPs.