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Sorghum

grass genus in the plant family Poaceae; can cause cyanide and nitrate-nitrite poisoning; the cyanide poisoning may be in the peracute, lethal, anoxia form or a chronic form manifested by spinal cord degeneration, ataxia, urinary incontinence and consequential pyelonephritis, or as congenital deformities including arthrogryposis. Includes Sorghum almum, S. bicolor (S. vulgare, grain sorghum), S. halepense (Johnson grass), S. sudanense, S. verticilliflorum. Includes very valuable fodder crops used extensively as ensilage or green chop, and a grain sorghum used for lot feeding. Fodder sorghum is the more dangerous but both should be considered as potentially poisonous.
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In the present study, the application drought stress was severe enough to cause a tremendous reduction in grain yield (ton/ha) of the grain sorghum genotypes used in this study (Table 2).
The investigators envision that black sorghum has a role in food supplements and as an ingredient in many food products.
Sorghum has been neglected and regarded to be of low potential yet untapped natural resource.
As we examined several different sorghum lines containing mini-chromosomes, we were pleased to see that the gene stacks behaved as expected," commented Otto Folkerts, Director of Transgenic Programs at Chromatin.
Air temperature changes in sorghum growth duration at 2010 year were showed in Table 1.
Likewise, extrusion processing significantly altered the proteins' polymeric profile when sorghum proteins were analyzed by size-exclusion chromatography.
There's a considerable amount of variability in sorghum," says Erpelding.
This alliance will leverage our ongoing breeding, technology development and seed production programs that focus on providing industry-leading forage sorghum," said Jeff Widder, Chromatin's VP of Seeds and manager of Sorghum Partners, LLC.
The goal of the sorghum conversion program, Miller explains, is to convert tropical, photoperiod-sensitive sorghums into plants that will flower and produce seed 50 to 75 days after planting - regardless of day length.
has published two new crop management guides that include the most current recommendations on the establishment, management and harvest of switchgrass and high-biomass sorghum.
The Kenyan government recognizes the importance of drought-tolerant crops like sorghum in alleviating food insecurity [7].