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Table 1 Distribution of sorghum races present in the Ethiopian collection from NPGS

From: Genomic characterization of a core set of the USDA-NPGS Ethiopian sorghum germplasm collection: implications for germplasm conservation, evaluation, and utilization in crop improvement

  NPGSa (7,237 accessions) Representative sample (374 accessions)
Race Num. of accessions % Num. of accessionsb %
Bicolor 90 1.24 6 1.60
Caudatum 145 2.00 8 2.14
Durra-Caudatum 206 2.85 10 2.67
Caudatum-bicolor 78 1.08 5 1.34
Guinea-Caudatum 65 0.90 4 1.07
Kaffir-Caudatum 34 0.47 2 0.53
Mixed 389 5.38 24 6.42
Kaffir-durra 368 5.09 19 5.08
Kaffir-bicolor 24 0.33 2 0.53
Kaffir 47 0.65 2 0.53
Guinea-Kaffir 62 0.86 5 1.34
Guinea-durra 194 2.68 13 3.48
Guinea-bicolor 42 0.58 2 0.53
Guinea 18 0.25 1 0.27
Durra-bicolor 1336 18.47 80 21.39
Durra 2086 28.84 102 27.27
Unknown 2053 28.34 89 23.80
  1. aNational Plant Germplasm System from United States
  2. bNumber of randomly selected accession from each race group present in the NPGS Ethiopia collection