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(Science: botany) A genus of grasses, properly limited to two species, Sorghum Halepense, the Arabian millet, or johnson grass (see Johnson grass), and S. Vulgare, the indian millet (see Indian millet, under Indian).

A variety of Sorghum vulgare, grown for its saccharine juice; the Chinese sugar cane.

Origin: NL, probably of Chinese origin.

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What is qualitative trait loci?

"In highly tolerant varieties that differ in their sensitivity to infection in sorghum, the resistance response appears to be controlled by several quantitative trait loci (QTLs) that account for a significant portion of the resistance phenotype." What does ...

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by Holmes
Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is qualitative trait loci?
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Re: What is salt stress?

... looked at methods to screen overall plant performance that could be used in breeding programmes. One recent project investigated two species of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor and S. sudanense) represented by 21 accessions. Although increasing sodium chloride concentrations significantly reduced all ...

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by Makyhg
Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:26 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: What is salt stress?
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A query on Ks value

... classified as othologs or ancient homoeologs.The median synonymous substution rate of all gene pairs in a syntenic block between maize and sorghum can be used to classify syntenic blocks of 12 or more genes unambiguously as orthologs or homoeologs,however." The title of the paper is ...

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by zeam
Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:50 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: A query on Ks value
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Why do intact chloroplasts fluoresce?

... back to the ground state. So why is it that intact chloroplasts fluoresce (as in http://www.photosynthesisresearch.org/images/Sorghum%20MSBS.jpg )? Thanks in advance for your help! Aidan

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by aidane
Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:21 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Why do intact chloroplasts fluoresce?
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Safer drinking practices

... This is because the calculations were based on FAO data which included fermented beverages and estimates of beer produced locally from sorghum, millet and other agricultural products." In any case if you look at the alcohol consumption map at Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Alcohol_consumption_per_capita_world_map.PNG) ...

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by biohazard
Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:55 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Safer drinking practices
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