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. It is one of the oldest domesticated crops with archeological remains from 5,500 to 5,900 years BC in northern China. 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 assists in study and improvement of switchgrass and related biofuel crops. The nuclear genome (~490 Mb) is diploid with nine chromosomes (2n=18).
Taxonomy ID 4555
Data source Joint Genome Institute
This species currently has no variation database. However you can process your own variants using the Variant Effect Predictor: