(Key: lab members in bold; * Corresponding authorship)


  • Lasky JR*, Joseph EB*, Morris GP*. Genotype–environment associations to reveal the molecular basis of environmental adaptation. The Plant Cell. Full text.

  • Elango D, Wang X, Bhatnagar RS, Tan Q, Gaffoor I, Hu Z, Xue W, Roth GW, Morris GP, Reddivari L, Chopra, S. Association genetics of early season cold and late season frost tolerance in Sorghum bicolor. Crop Science. Full text.

  • Demarco PA, Mayor L, Messina C, Prasad PVV, Morris GP, Ciampitti IA (2022) Retrospective study in US commercial sorghum breeding: III. Nitrogen internal efficiency. Crop Science. Free full text.

  • Maina F, Harou A, Hamidou F, Morris GP* (2022). Genome-wide association studies identify putative pleiotropic locus mediating drought tolerance in sorghum. Plant Direct. Free full text

  • Carcedo AJP, Mayor L, Paula Demarco P, Morris GP, Lingenfelser J, Messina CD, Ciampitti IA. (2022) Environment characterization in sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L.) by modeling water-deficit and heat patterns in the Great Plains region, US. Frontiers in Plant Science. Free full text

  • Muleta KT, Felderhoff TJ, Winans N, Walstead R, Charles JR, Armstrong JS, Mamidi S, Plott C, Vogel JP, Lemaux PG, Mockler TC, Grimwood J, Schmutz J, Pressoir G, Morris GP* (2022) The recent evolutionary rescue of a staple crop depended on over half a century of global germplasm exchange. Science Advances. Free full text

  • Poosapati S, Poretsky E, Dressano K, Ruiz M, Vazquez A, Sandoval E, Estrada-Cardenas A, Duggal S, Lim J-H, Morris G, Szczepaniec A, Walse SS, Ni X, Schmelz, EA, Huffaker A (2022). A sorghum genome-wide association study (GWAS) identifies a WRKY transcription factor as a candidate gene underlying sugarcane aphid (Melanaphis sacchari) resistance. Planta. Full text

  • Sharma VK, Marla S, Zheng W, Mishra D, Huang J, Zhang W, Morris GP, Cook DE (2022) CRISPR guides induce gene silencing in plants in the absence of Cas. Genome Biology. Free full text


  • Faye JM, Akata EA, Sine B, Diatta C, Cisse N, Fonceka D, Morris GP* (2021) Quantitative and population genomics suggest a broad role of stay-green loci in the drought adaptation of sorghum. The Plant Genome. Free full text

  • Xin Z, Wang M, Cuevas HE, Chen J, Harrison M, Pugh NA, Morris GP (2021) Sorghum genetic, genomic, and breeding resources. Planta. Free full text

  • Raymundo R, Sexton-Bowser S, Ciampitti IA, Morris GP* (2021) Crop modeling defines opportunities and challenges for drought escape, water capture, and yield increase using chilling-tolerant sorghum. Plant Direct. Free full text

  • Perumal R, Tesso TT, Morris GP, Jagadish SVK, Little CR, Bean SR, Yu J, Prasad PVV, Tuinstra MR (2021) Registration of the sorghum nested association mapping (NAM) population in RTx430 background. Journal of Plant Registrations. Full text

  • Faye JM, Maina F, Akata EA, Sine B, Diatta C, Mamadou A, Marla S, Bouchet S, Teme N, Rami J-F, Fonceka D, Cisse N, Morris GP* (2021) A genomics resource for genetics, physiology, and breeding of West African sorghum. The Plant Genome. Free full text

  • Boatwright JL, Brenton ZW, Boyles RE, Sapkota S, Myers MT, Jordan KE, Dale SM, Shakoor N, Cooper EA, Morris GP, Kresovich S (2021) Genetic characterization of a Sorghum bicolor multiparent mapping population emphasizing carbon-partitioning dynamics. G3. Free full text


  • Pelletier DA, Li Z, Lu T-YS, Zhang L, Hu Z, Morris GP, Glavina del Rio T, Wang D, Chen J-G, Pan C (2020) Genome Sequences of 42 Bacteria Isolated from Sorghum bicolor Roots. Microbiol Resour Announc. Abstract

  • Olatoye MO, Marla SR, Hu Z, Bouchet S, Perumal R, Morris GP* (2020) Dissecting adaptive traits with nested association mapping: Genetic architecture of inflorescence morphology in sorghum. G3. Free full text

  • Olatoye MO, Hu Z, Morris GP* (2020) Genome-wide mapping and prediction of plant architecture in a sorghum nested association mapping population. The Plant Genome. Free full text

  • Jensen SE, Charles JR, Muleta K, Bradbury PJ, Casstevens T, Deshpande SP, Gore MA, Gupta R, Ilut DC, Johnson L, Lozano R, Miller Z, Ramu P, Rathore A, Romay MC, Upadhyaya HD, Varshney RK, Morris GP, Pressoir G, Buckler ES, Ramstein GP (2020) A sorghum practical haplotype graph facilitates genome-wide imputation and cost-effective genomic prediction. The Plant Genome. Free full text

  • Bellis ES, Kelly EA, Lorts CM, Gao H, DeLeo VL, Rouhan G, Budden A, Bhaskara GB, Hu, Z, Muscarella R, Timko MP, Nebie B, Runo SM, Chilcoat ND, Juenger TE, Morris GP, dePamphilis CW, Lasky JR (2020) Genomics of sorghum local adaptation to a parasitic plant. PNAS. Free full text


  • Wu Y, Guo T, Mu Q, Wang J, Li X, Wu Y, Tian B, Wang ML, Bai G, Perumal R, Trick HN, Bean SR, Dweikat IM, Tuinstra MR, Tesso T, Morris GP, Yu J, Li X (2019) Allelochemicals targeted to balance competing selections in African agroecosystems. Nature Plants. Full text

  • Marla S, Burow G, Chopra R, Hayes C, Olatoye MO, Felderhoff T, Hu Z, Rubi R, Morris GP* (2019) Genetic Architecture of Chilling Tolerance in Sorghum Dissected with a Nested Association Mapping Population. G3: Genes, Genomes, and Genetics. Free full text

  • Adkins J, Jastrow JD, Morris GP, de Graaff MA (2019) Effects of fertilization, plant species, and intra-specific diversity on soil carbon and nitrogen in biofuel cropping systems after five growing seasons. Biomass and Bioenergy. Full text

  • Wang J, Hu Z, Upadhyaya HD, Morris GP* (2019) Genomic signatures of seed mass adaptation to global precipitation gradients in sorghum. Heredity. Free full text

  • Faye JM, Maina F, Hu Z, Fonceka D, Cisse N, Morris GP* (2019) Genomic signatures of adaptation to Sahelian and Soudanian climates in sorghum landraces of Senegal. Ecology and Evolution. Free full text

  • Hu Z, Olatoye MO, Marla S, Morris GP* (2019) An integrated genotyping-by-sequencing polymorphism map for over 10,000 sorghum genotypes. The Plant Genome. Free full text

  • Muleta K, Pressoir G, Morris GP* (2019) Optimizing genomic selection for a sorghum breeding program in Haiti: a simulation study. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics. Free full text


  • Olatoye MO, Hu Z, Maina F, Morris GP* (2018) Genomic Signatures of Adaptation to a Precipitation Gradient in Nigerian Sorghum. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics. Free full text.

  • Wang X, Singh D, Marla S, Morris G, Poland J (2018) Field-based high-throughput phenotyping of plant height in sorghum using different sensing technologies. Plant Methods 14:53. Free full text

  • Maina F, Bouchet S, Marla S, Hu Z, Wang J, Mamadou A, Abdou M, Saïdou A-A, Morris GP* (2018) Population genomics of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) across diverse agroclimatic zones of Niger. Genome. Free full text


  • Akata EA, Diatta C, Faye JM, Diop A, Maina F, Sine B, Tchala W, Ndoye I, Morris GP, Cisse N (2017) Combining ability and heterotic pattern in West African sorghum landraces. African Crop Science Journal. Free full text.

  • Marla SM, Shiva S, Welti R, Liu S, Burke J, Morris GP* (2017) Comparative transcriptome and lipidome analyses reveal molecular chilling responses in chilling-tolerant sorghums. The Plant Genome. Free full text

  • Bouchet S, Olatoye MO, Marla SM, Perumal R, Tesso T, Yu Y, Tuinstra M, Morris GP* (2017) Increased Power To Dissect Adaptive Traits in Global Sorghum Diversity Using a Nested Association Mapping Population. Genetics. Free full text.

  • Chen J, Chopra R, Hayes C, Morris G, Marla S, Burke J, Xin Z, Burow G (2017) Genome-Wide Association Study of Developing Leaves’ Heat Tolerance during Vegetative Growth Stages in a Sorghum Association Panel. The Plant Genome. Free full text.


  • Brenton ZW, Cooper EA, Myers MT, Boyles RE, Shakoor N, Zielinski KJ, Rauh BL, Bridges WC, Morris GP, Kresovich S (2016) A Genomic Resource for the Development, Improvement, and Exploitation of Sorghum for Bioenergy. Genetics. Free full text.

  • Boyles RE, Cooper EC, Myers MT, Brenton Z, Rauh BL, Morris GP, Kresovich S (2016) Genome-wide association studies of grain yield components in diverse sorghum germplasm. The Plant Genome. Free full text.

  • Adkins J, Jastrow JD, Morris GP, Six J, de Graaff MA (2016) Effects of switchgrass cultivars and intraspecific differences in root structure on soil carbon inputs and accumulation. Geoderma. Full text.

  • Upadhyaya HD, Wang YH, Dintyala SV, Dwivedi SL, Prasad PVV, Burrell AM, Klein R, Morris GP, Klein PE (2016) Association mapping of germinability and seedling vigor in sorghum under controlled low temperature conditions. Genome. Full text.


  • Hu ZB, Mbacké B, Perumal R, Guèye MC, Sy O, Bouchet S, Prasad PV, Morris GP* (2015) Population genomics of pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.): comparative analysis of global accessions and Senegalese landraces. BMC Genomics. Free full text.

  • Morris GP*, Hu Z, Grabowski PP, Borevitz JO, de Graaff MA, Miller RM, Jastrow J (2015) Genotypic diversity effects on biomass production in native perennial bioenergy cropping systems. Global Change Biology Bioenergy. Free full text.

  • Lasky JR, Upadhyaya HD, Ramu P, Deshpande S, Hash CT, Bonnette J, Juenger TE, Hyma K, Acharya C, Mitchell SE, Buckler ES, Brenton Z, Kresovich S, Morris GP* (2015) Genome-environment associations in sorghum landraces predict adaptive traits. Science Advances. Free full text


  • Rhodes DH, Hoffmann L, Rooney WL, Ramu P, Morris GP, Kresovich S (2014) Genome-wide association study of grain polyphenol concentrations in global sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] germplasm. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Full text.

  • Grabowski PP, Morris GP, Casler MD, Borevitz JO (2014) Population genomic variation reveals roles of history, adaptation, and ploidy in switchgrass. Molecular Ecology. Free full text.

  • Lowry DB, Behrman KD, Grabowski P, Morris GP, Kiniry J, Juenger T (2014) Adaptations between Ecotypes and along Environmental Gradients in Panicum virgatum. The American Naturalist. 183 (5): 682–92. Full text.

  • Shakoor N, Nair R, Crasta O, Morris G, Feltus A, Kresovich S (2014) A Sorghum bicolor expression atlas reveals dynamic genotype-specific expression profiles for vegetative tissues of grain, sweet and bioenergy sorghums. BMC Plant Biology. 14:35. Free full text.

2013 and earlier

  • Morris GP, Rhodes DH, Brenton Z, Ramu P, Thayil VM, Deshpande S, Hash CT, Acharya C, Mitchell SE, Buckler ES, Yu J, Kresovich S (2013) Dissecting genome-wide association signals for loss-of-function phenotypes in sorghum flavonoid pigmentation traits. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics. 3(11):2085-2094. Free full text.

  • Morris GP, Ramu P, Deshpande SP, Hash CT, Shah T, Upadhyaya HD, Riera-Lizarazu O, Brown PJ, Acharya CB, Mitchell SE, Harriman J, Glaubitz JC, Buckler ES, Kresovich S (2013) Population genomic and genome-wide association studies of agroclimatic traits in sorghum. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 110: 453–458. Free full text

  • Rest JS, Bullaughey K, Morris GP, Li W-H (2012) Contribution of Transcription Factor Binding Site Motif Variants to Condition-Specific Gene Expression Patterns in Budding Yeast. PLoS ONE. 7:e32274. Free full text

  • Morris GP, Grabowski P, and Borevitz JO (2011) Genomic diversity in switchgrass (Panicum virgatum): from the continental scale to a dune landscape. Molecular Ecology. 20:4938–4952. Full text

  • Brachi B, Morris GP, and Borevitz JO (2011) Genome-wide association studies in plants: the missing heritability is in the field. Genome Biology. 12: 232. Free full text

  • Borevitz JO, Hazen SP, Michael TP, Morris GP, Baxter IR, Hu TT, Chen H, Werner JD, Nordborg M, Salt DE, Kay SA, Chory J, Weigel D, Jones JD, Ecker J (2007) Genome-wide patterns of single-feature polymorphism in Arabidopsis thaliana. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 104:12057–12062. Full text

  • Byrnes J, Morris GP, Li WH (2006) Reorganization of adjacent gene relationships in yeast genomes by whole-genome duplication and gene deletion. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 23(6):1136-43.