Foxtail millet: a model crop for genetic and genomic studies in bioenergy grasses.


Foxtail millet is one of the oldest domesticated diploid C4 Panicoid crops having a comparatively small genome size of approximately 515 Mb, short life cycle, and inbreeding nature. Its two species, Setaria italica (domesticated) and Setaria viridis (wild progenitor), have characteristics that classify them as excellent model systems to examine several… (More)
DOI: 10.3109/07388551.2012.716809