Isolation of flower inducing gene SbCO in sorghum and construction of an inducible SbCO expression vector

We isolated the coding sequence a putative SbCO gene from Sorghum cultivar, Roma, by in silico sequence analysis and subsequently, reverse-transcription PCR. The DNA sequencing data revealed 92% similarity between SbCO and the Arabidopsis flowering time regulator CONSTANS. To investigate the biological function of SbCO in sorghum, we have constructed an… (More)