A genomics resource for genetics, physiology, and breeding of West African sorghum

Jacques Faye, Fanna Maina, Eyanawa Akata, Bassirou Sine, Cyril Diatta, Aissata Mamadou, Sandeep Marla, Sophie Bouchet, Niaba Teme, Jean-Francois Rami, Daniel Fonceka, Ndiaga Cisse & Geoffrey Morris
Local landrace and breeding germplasm is a useful source of genetic diversity for regional and global crop improvement initiatives. Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) in West Africa has diversified across a mosaic of cultures and end-uses, and along steep precipitation and photoperiod gradients. To facilitate germplasm utilization, a West African sorghum association panel (WASAP) of 756 accessions from national breeding programs of Niger, Mali, Senegal, and Togo was assembled and characterized. Genotyping-by-sequencing was used to...
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