Genetic structure of the sorghum cultivated on the area of study.

<p>(A) Cluster assignment of 297 sorghum individuals estimated using STRUCTURE for <i>K</i> = 4. The genome of each individual is represented by a vertical line, which is partitioned into <i>K</i> colored segments that represent the admixture coefficient (<i>q</i>), i.e the estimated proportion of membership of its genome in each of the <i>K</i> clusters (Red: cluster A, light blue: cluster B, yellow: cluster C, dark blue: cluster D). Thick black lines separate the individuals identified by farmers as improved varieties, short-cycle landraces or long-cycle landraces, and control individuals (Ctrl), as labeled above the figure. Thin black lines separate individuals sampled in the different ethnic groups (Chuka: C, Mbeere: M, Tharaka: T, as labeled below the figure. The figure shown is based on the highest probability run at <i>K</i> = 4. (B) Number of individuals classified according to their origin and cycle length (farmers’ information) assigned to each MMb genetic cluster. The vertical axis indicates the number of individuals assigned to each cluster. Individuals were assigned to a cluster when their estimated admixture coefficient (<i>q</i>) for this cluster was equal to or over 0.8. Admixed individuals are represented in gray.</p>