Bio-Technology Initiatives to Feed Research On Sorghum Crop
United States: A biotech seed lab in Johnston, Iowa, is currently witness to the combined resources and ingenuity of African Agrarian inclination with the money // and Technological prowess of the United States, to take forward the research on the ubiquitous sorghum
crop that is the only succor to...
Adding Sorghum Compounds To Dietary Supplements May Help Lower Cholesterol
A team of researchers from the University of Nebraska carried out a study on hamsters and found that a lipid extract from whole grain sorghum
kernels had a dose-dependent effect on cholesterol// reduction in the animals. They say that the plant sterols and particularly policosanols in the grain ...
To branch or not to branch
...erstand how maize and other crops in the grass family like rice, wheat, and sorghum
produce grain. This knowledge is being used to create new varieties with b...branches, ranging from the straight spikes of wheat and barley to maize and sorghum
with branched tassels. Maize has two separate inflorescencesthe male tasse...
First Genetically Engineered Maize Resistant to Maize Streak Virus Produced in S. Africa
...d her colleagues claimed that maize, which originated in Mexico, was carried to Africa in the 1500s and eventually displaced native food crops such as sorghum
and millet. aize streak virus, an endemic pathogen of native African grasses, was then carried to maize plants by viruliferous leafhoppers.
Ethanol Could Be Damaging for Human Health, New Study Says
...use of vehicles fueled by E85, a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline.
Ethanol is produced from renewable resources such as corn or sorghum
and can be blended with gasoline as a 10% (E10) or 85% (E98) blend.
When 15% gasoline is blended with 85% ethanol, a fuel called E85 is created an...
Wet Distiller's Grains Could Play a Role in Cattle Diets
... CANYON -- Wet sorghum
distiller's grains can be fed in a steam-flaked co... gain more information on the feeding value of wet sorghum
distiller's grains plus solubles, the study includ...ets had 15 percent of the ration dry matter as wet sorghum
distiller's grains. The distiller's grains replace...
Redbridge- A New Gluten-free Beer Launched
...t protein or gluten and this keeps them from drinking beer.// On Wednesday, Anheuser-Busch Co. Inc. introduced Redbridge- a beer made from gluten-free sorghum
for those allergic to gluten and those who have opted for a gluten-free lifestyle.
Food containing gluten is known to cause Celiac disease, whic...
Sorghum in Biological News
Sequencing of sorghum genome completed
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. In a paper published in the journal Nature this week, Rutgers researchers Joachim Messing, Rmy Bruggmann, and a team of international collaborators have described the genome of sorghum, a drought-tolerant African grass. The findings could one day help researchers to pr...
Ceres and Texas A&M to develop and market high-biomass sorghum for biofuels
COLLEGE STATION - Energy crop company Ceres, Inc. and the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station of The Texas A&M University System announced Oct. 1 that they have entered into an exclusive, multi-year joint research and commercialization agreement for high biomass sorghum.
These plants are not ...
CU researcher engineers sorghum that grows in poisonous soils
When soils are too acidic, aluminum that is locked up in clay minerals dissolves into the soil as toxic, electrically charged particles called ions, making it hard for most plants to grow. In fact, aluminum toxicity in acidic soils limits crop production in as much as half the world's arable land,...
Researchers team up to provide new hope for childhood hunger
...lions of children and families that would otherwise suffer malnutrition. The GHA will also explore improvements in additional staple crops, including sorghum
and a legume such as cowpea or peanuts.
"Recent advances in biotechnology now make it possible to fortify the timeless staple crops of the subsistenc...
Researchers from around the globe coming to K-State June 21 for workshop on Fusarium fungus
...e about," he said. "The first year that we figured out that the major pathogens on corn and milo were different we gave the milo strain to the K-State sorghum
breeder. She came back and said, 'You flattened my whole field.' That's good, because the ones that were standing really meant something."
DOE JGI releases expanded version of Phytozome.net
...s trichocarpa , the black cottonwood tree, the first tree sequenced and being explored as a feedstock for a new generation of cellulosic biofuels.
bicolor, a drought-tolerant grass and the second most prevalent biofuels crop in the U.S.
Soybean (Glycine max), the number two U.S. crop in both ...
Hunt for 'climate-ready' crops accelerates as organizations search seed collections worldwide
...s hotter temperatures.
Scientists based in the United States are analyzing sorghum
germplasm maintained by the India-based International Crops Research Instit...unguses. The work is being carried out by researchers based in Texas, where sorghum
production generates $1 billion annually.
A project will make use of conv...
Understanding natural crop defenses
... that's exactly what first author Javier E. Moreno, a graduate student in Ballars lab, found. Fall armywormscaterpillars that prefer to chomp on corn, sorghum
and other members of the grass family but won't say no to beans, potatoes, peanuts, cotton and other cropsgrew twice as fast on Arabidopsis thaliana s...
Genome of a heat and drought resistant cereal plant analyzed
... sorghum: Also known as milo, durra, or broomcorn, sorghum
is a grass species that can grow up to five meters...ed in the current issue of Nature .
What makes sorghum
interesting as a model system is that it is more c...lants such as maize or sugarcane, especially since sorghum
- like these two plants is a "C4 plant".
Genome sequence shows sorghum's immense potential
... Athens, Ga. Southerners may best know sorghum
as sweet, biscuit-topping syrup. But the small gra...istan and Germanymapped and analyzed the genome of sorghum
bicolor, placing 98 percent of its genes in their ...context. At 730 million bases, or letters of DNA, sorghum
has a genetic code a quarter the size of the human...
Sorghum in Biological Technology
DuPont Congratulates Growers Planting Pioneer(R) Brand Sorghum Hybrids in Winning Majority of National Categories in Yield Contest
DES MOINES, Iowa, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ --- DuPont today congratulated
growers planting Pioneer(R) brand sorghum
hybrids who recently won 12 of
the 15 national categories in the 2007 National Sorghum
Yield and Management contest. Ten of these growers won with Pioneer sorghum
Canadian Government Announces Funding for Leading Biotechnology Firm's Project
...PPI's next generation of non-food biofuel crops will also provide benefits to farmers by providing alternative crops such as switch grass, Miscanthus, sorghum
and hemp that can be grown on marginal land with limited fertilizer and water requirements.
This next generation biofuel conversion technologies wil...
Scientists publish complete genetic blueprint of key biofuels crop
... The genome data will aid scientists in optimizing sorghum
and other crops not only for food and fodder use, ...fuels production. The comparative analysis of the sorghum
genome appears in the January 29 edition of the jo... for its drought resistance and high productivity, sorghum
is currently the second most prevalent biofuels cr...
DuPont Unveils New Strategy to Expand its Seed Business
...l, South Africa, distributor of IMPAK™ brand corn hybrids. Ducor, Mexico, a DuPont joint venture and distributor of Ducor® brand corn and sorghum
Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, is the world’s leading source of customized solutions for farmers, livestock producers and grain...
First Seed Sales of Dedicated Energy Crops Begin
... it has begun booking switchgrass and high-biomass sorghum
seed under its
Blade Energy Crops label. The highl...evelopment, says that switchgrass
and high-biomass sorghum
can provide new options for growers, especially on...-- EG
1101 and EG 1102 -- and two new high-biomass sorghum
hybrids -- ES 5200 and ES
EG 1101 is...
DuPont Expands Seed Production Capacity to Meet Growing Demand for Seed, Grain
...et,” Schickler said.
Hermiston is the first facility for Pioneer in Oregon, although the business sells corn, soybean, canola, sunflower and sorghum
seed in the state.
Today’s announcement is part of an 80 percent year-over-year increase in capital expenditures by Pioneer in 2008. Additi...
Ceres Trials Energy Crops at Georgia Biofuel Facility
...KS, Calif., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Energy crop company
Ceres, Inc. announced today that it will trial improved switchgrass
cultivars and high-biomass sorghum
hybrids with Range Fuels, Inc. as part
of a cooperative field trialing program at the site of Range Fuels'
commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant, ...
BioMaxx Systems Inc. Signs Engagement Letter With Alcofuel Technologies for Provision of an Ethanol Micro-Refinery
per day. The micro-refinery will be capable of processing fuel grade
ethanol from a variety of feed-stocks indigenous to Asia, such as Cassava,
and cellulosic biomass. It is the intention of BioMaxx Systems Inc., to locate the ethanol
micro- refinery in our Thailand demonstration facility and...
Internet-enabled niche markets take center stage
... new concept could have surprising adopters. Last year, Anheuser Busch started a new division called Long Tail Libations, including a beer brewed with sorghum
(instead of wheat and barley) for the niche market of gluten-intolerant people. Anderson said Anheuser Bush's embrace of the long-tail concept was t...
Sorghum in Biological Dictionary
...eins (14) ... Meiotic pachytene bivalents are much longer than somatic metaphase chromosomes ... Detailed pachytene BAC-FISH analysis of sorghum
chromosome 1 by Islam-Faridi et al. ... What is pachytene ? Meaning of pachytene medical term. What does pachytene mean? ... pachytene /pa...