Crop Adaptation Lab
Welcome to the lab website of Geoff Morris
Colorado State University | Soil & Crop Sciences
Jacques' paper on West African breeding programs developing genomics resources to improve for sorghum adaptation for smallholders in The Plant Genome
Marcus' paper on genetics of plant architecture, a foundation for ideotype breeding, published in The Plant Genome
Marcus' paper dissecting the genetics of inflorescence morphology in global sorghum published in G3
Our collaboration with Lasky lab on genomics of the Striga-sorghum arms-race published in PNAS
Our mission is to understand and improve crop adaptation. We use quantitative genomics to dissect and select adaptive traits. We use a goal-directed hypothesis-driven approach integrating evolutionary genetics, crop modeling, and molecular breeding.
Our focal crop is sorghum—a global food, feed, and biomass crop—and its cultivated and wild relatives. Sorghum is a critical crop of drylands worldwide, from smallholder plots in Sub-Saharan Africa to commercial farms in the U.S. Great Plains.
Team and community
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Get sorghum GBS SNPs for Sorghum Association Panel, Mini-Core Collection, and World Reference Set (from Morris et al. 2013 PNAS)