Recent advancements in the breeding of sorghum crop: current status and future strategies for marker-assisted breeding

Baloch, F S and Altaf, M T and Liaqat, W and Bedir, M and Nadeem, M A and Cömertpay, G and Çoban, N and Habyarimana, E and Barutçular, C and Cerit, I and Ludidi, N and Karaköy, T and Aasim, M and Chung, Y S and Nawaz, M A and Hatipoğlu, R and Kökten, K and Sun, H (2023) Recent advancements in the breeding of sorghum crop: current status and future strategies for marker-assisted breeding. Frontiers in Genetics (TSI), 14. 01-36. ISSN 1664-8021

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Sorghum is emerging as a model crop for functional genetics and genomics of tropical grasses with abundant uses, including food, feed, and fuel, among others. It is currently the fifth most significant primary cereal crop. Crops are subjected to various biotic and abiotic stresses, which negatively impact on agricultural production. Developing high-yielding, disease-resistant, and climate-resilient cultivars can be achieved through marker-assisted breeding. Such selection has considerably reduced the time to market new crop varieties adapted to challenging conditions. In the recent years, extensive knowledge was gained about genetic markers. We are providing an overview of current advances in sorghum breeding initiatives, with a special focus on early breeders who may not be familiar with DNA markers. Advancements in molecular plant breeding, genetics, genomics selection, and genome editing have contributed to a thorough understanding of DNA markers, provided various proofs of the genetic variety accessible in crop plants, and have substantially enhanced plant breeding technologies. Marker-assisted selection has accelerated and precised the plant breeding process, empowering plant breeders all around the world.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Research Program : Asia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sorghum, marker-assisted breeding, genomics, genomics prediction, molecular breeding
Subjects: Others > Plant Breeding
Mandate crops > Sorghum
Others > Genetics and Genomics
Depositing User: Mr Nagaraju T
Date Deposited: 19 May 2023 05:02
Last Modified: 19 May 2023 05:02
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Projects: ERANET (220N276), National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF)
Funders: TÜBİTAK, National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), Ministry of Education (2019R1A6A1A11052070)
Acknowledgement: This study was supported by the research grant under ERANET (220N276) funder by TÜBİTAK. Basic Science Research Program supported this research through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), funded by the Ministry of Education (2019R1A6A1A11052070).
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