2011), however, no common millet-specific SSRs involved in drought-tolerance have been developed.
The SNP information generated here will provide a platform to develop common millet-specific SNPs that will be helpful to drought-tolerance breeding programs.
As for the other 2 DEGs (comp31317_c0 and comp30715_c0), they were both found to be homologous to the Setaria italica genes including dehydrin DHN1-like (LOC101760090) and plasma membrane ATPase 1-like (LOC101762504), which are involved in drought-tolerance (Molina et al.
Genes identified here should be helpful to better understand the molecular mechanisms related to drought-tolerance in common millet.
In conclusion, using an NGS approach, we identified new transcriptome sequences potentially involved in drought-tolerance of common millet.
We are currently evaluating polymorphisms that can be used for molecular marker assisted selection to screen genes responsive to abiotic stress, specifically drought-tolerance.