Sorghum bicolor (Sorghum) | BCH-ORGA-SCBD-103613 | Organism | Biosafety Clearing-House

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Organism (ORGA)

last updated: 18 Jun 2012
Organism information
Sorghum bicolor
Kingdom Plantae
Order Poales
Family Poaceae
Genus Sorghum
Species bicolor
  • Sorghum japonicum
  • Sorghum vulgare
  • Sorghum
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Crops
Domesticated
Characteristics related to biosafety
Sorghum probably originated in Ethiopia and has spread to other parts of Africa, India, Southeast Asia, Australia and the United States.
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The species can grow in arid soils and withstand prolonged droughts, from
sea-level to 1 000 m.

Mostly cultivated in areas with an annual rainfall range of 400-750 mm. It is grown in areas which are too dry for maize.

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In common with other Sorghum spp., it can contain lethal amounts of prussic acid.
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  • Feed
  • Food
Additional Information
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Record type Field Record(s)
Genetic element Donor organism(s) 9
Living Modified Organism Recipient Organism” or “Parental Organisms 1