The Potential for Crop-to-Wild Gene Flow in Sorghum in Ethiopia and Niger : A Geographic Survey

  title={The Potential for Crop-to-Wild Gene Flow in Sorghum in Ethiopia and Niger : A Geographic Survey},
  author={Tesfaye T Tesso and Issoufou Kapran and C{\'e}cile Grenier and Allison Snow and Patricia Sweeney and David Marx and Gurling Bothma and Gebisa Ejeta},
Information about the potential for crop–wild hybridization is needed to understand how crop genes, including transgenes, affect the population genetics and ecology of sexually compatible relatives. Transgenic sorghum is under development for use by traditional farmers in Africa, the center of origin for sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench], but systematic surveys of the current extent of contact with wild and weedy relatives are lacking. We studied wild and weedy sorghums that are… CONTINUE READING


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