About Setaria italica
Setaria italica (foxtail millet) is a grain crop widely grown in Asia with particular significance in semi-arid regions of Northern China. It is also grown on a moderate scale in other parts of the world as a forage crop. Motivation for sequencing foxtail millet includes its close relationship, both genetically and physiologically, to the biofuel crop switchgrass (Panicum virgatum). Direct study of switchgrass is complicated by its large genome size and polyploidy. Data from the foxtail millet genome is expected to assist in the future study and improvement of switchgrass and related biofuel crops. The complete reference sequence displayed here has been published. A draft genome sequence distinct from the first has also been described. The nuclear genome is ~490 Mbp and has 9 chromosomes (2n=18).
What can I find? Protein-coding and non-coding genes, splice variants, cDNA and protein sequences, non-coding RNAs.
This species currently has no variation database. However you can process your own variants using the Variant Effect Predictor:
Gramene/Ensembl Genomes AnnotationAdditional annotations generated by the Gramene/Ensembl Genomes projects include:
- The standard set of Gramene analyses detailed here.