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Development of a Wild Sorghum BCNAM Panel

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Project Description
This project aimed to render the genetic variation contained in wild sorghum more usable. To do so, the Australian public sorghum pre-breeding team developed back-cross populations with wild sorghum accessions for small breeding programs that do not have the capacity to work with the small-seeded, shattering wild material. Outputs included: a BCNAM population of 1,000 lines (available for both breeding and trait dissection), sequence data of 10 diverse crop wild relatives, genotype characterization of crops wild relatives; GBS and phenotypic data on the BCNAM population.
Institute Name
University of Queensland
Institute Country
List of Countries
  • Australia
  • Ethiopia
Crop Seed or Veg type Acc collected Acc regenerated Acc sent to CG Acc introduced to genebank Acc sent to Svalbard
Sorghum 0 0 0 0 0
Program Name
Crop Wild Relatives
Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)
Start Date
1st of July 2015
End Date
31st of December 2018
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