Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf

The Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on the Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf

Editors: Yamada, Toshihiko, Spangenberg, German (Eds.)

  • Collection of research of the international science leaders in the field
  • Presents the latest research in the field of plant molecular breeding and functional genomics
  • Discusses the newest advances and applications of molecular technologies for turf grasses, forage grasses, and forage legumes
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About this book

This book includes papers from plenary lectures and selected oral presentations of the 5th International Symposium on the Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf. A wide variety of themes are addressed in a collection that provides authoritative reports on the recent progress and understanding of molecular technologies and their application in plant breeding. The book covers almost all relevant areas in molecular breeding of forage and turf as well as biofuel crops, from gene discovery to the development of improved cultivars.

The Symposium includes keynote presentations from international science leaders in molecular breeding of forage and turf and offers papers in the following topics:

    • Molecular breeding to improve forages for use in animal and biofuel production systems
    • DREB regulons in abiotic-stress-responsive gene expression in plants
    • Comparative genomics in legumes
    • Characterization and utilization of genetic resources
    • Functional genomics of forage and bioenergy quality traits in the grasses
    • Genome mapping in cool-season forage grasses
    • Improving selection in forage, turf, and biomass crops using molecular markers
    • Fungal endophytes in Lolium and Festuca species
    • Colonial bentgrass genetic linkage mapping
    • Advances and prospects in the molecular breeding of Zoysia
    • Transgenesis in forage crops

The 5th International Symposium on the Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf is a valuable resource for plant breeders, geneticists and molecular biologists, and will be an interest to advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers with an interest in forage and turf improvement.

Dr. Toshihiko Yamada is a professor of Field Center for Northern Biosphere, Hokkaido University, Japan.

Dr. German Spangenberg is Executive Director of Biosciences Research Division, Department of Primary Industries, Victorian AgriBiosciences Centre, Australia.

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From the reviews:

"Molecular breeding of forage and turf is a collection of papers from plenary lectures and oral presentations at the 5th International Symposium on the Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf that was held in Sapporo, Japan … . will find an audience within the forge and turf community, particularly with those who were unable to attend the symposium. Overall, it contains well-written papers from experts in the filed and provides a solid overview of the current research topics in forage and turf molecular breeding." (Stephen Byrne, Annals of Botany, Vol. 104 (1), July, 2009)


Table of contents (31 chapters)

  • Molecular Breeding to Improve Forages for Use in Animal and Biofuel Production Systems

    Bouton, Joseph H.

    Pages 1-14

  • DREB Regulons in Abiotic-Stress-Responsive Gene Expression in Plants

    Yamaguchi-Shinozaki, Kazuko (et al.)

    Pages 15-28

  • Comparative Genomics in Legumes

    Cannon, Steven

    Pages 29-44

  • Development of Trifolium occidentale as a Plant Model System for Perennial Clonal Species

    Williams, W. M. (et al.)

    Pages 45-54

  • Characterization and Utilization of Genetic Resources for Improvement and Management of Grassland Species

    Kölliker, Roland (et al.)

    Pages 55-70

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eBook $159.00
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Hardcover $209.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-2713-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf
Book Subtitle
The Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on the Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf
Editors
  • Toshihiko Yamada
  • German Spangenberg
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-79144-9
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-79144-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-79143-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2713-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 352
Number of Illustrations and Tables
41 b/w illustrations
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