About Sorghum bicolor

Sorghum bicolor is a widely grown cereal crop, particularly in Africa, ranking 5th in global cereal production. The diploid genome (~730 Mbp) has a haploid chromosome number of 10. Although highly repetitive, the genome is more tractable for sequencing than its close relative, Zea mays.

Taxonomy ID 4558

Data source JGI

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Gene annotation

What can I find? Protein-coding and non-coding genes, splice variants, cDNA and protein sequences, non-coding RNAs.

More about this genebuild

Download genes, cDNAs, ncRNA, proteins - FASTA

Comparative genomics

What can I find? Homologues, gene trees, and whole genome alignments across multiple species.

More about comparative analyses

Phylogenetic overview of gene families

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What can I find? Short sequence variants and longer structural variants.

More about variation in Sorghum bicolor

More about variation in Ensembl Plants

Download all variants - GVF - VCF

About this species