Developments in Plant Breeding

Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf

Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium, Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf, Dallas, Texas, and Ardmore, Oklahoma, U.S.A., May, 18–22, 2003

Editors: Hopkins, A., Wang, Z.-Y., Mian, R., Sledge, M., Barker, R.E. (Eds.)

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Forage and turf are the backbone of sustainable agriculture and contribute extensively to the world economy. The fast-paced advancement of cellular and molecular biology provides novel methods to accelerate or complement conventional breeding efforts. This book contains the most comprehensive reviews on the latest development in applications of molecular techniques for the improvement of forage grasses, forage legumes and turf grasses. Detailed accounts and future opportunities in molecular breeding of forage and turf, from gene discovery to development of improved cultivars, are described in the book. Almost all relevant areas are explored in detail, including tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses; flowering control; plant-symbiont relations; breeding for animal, human and environmental welfare; molecular markers; transgenics; bioinformatics; population genetics; genomics of the model legume M. truncatula; field testing and risk assessment as well as intellectual property rights. This book will be of interest to researchers in both academia and industry who are involved in forage and turf improvement. It will be especially important to breeders, molecular biologists, geneticists, physiologists and agronomists.

Table of contents (33 chapters)

  • Molecular Improvement of Forages — from Genomics to GMOs

    Dixon, Richard. A.

    Pages 1-19

  • Molecular Breeding and Functional Genomics for Tolerance to Biotic Stress

    Fujimori, M. (et al.)

    Pages 21-35

  • QTL Mapping of Gray Leaf Spot Resistance in Ryegrass, and Synteny-based Comparison with Rice Blast Resistance Genes in Rice

    Curley, J. (et al.)

    Pages 37-46

  • Differential Gene Expression in Bermudagrass Associated with Resistance to a Fungal Pathogen

    Guenzi, Arron C. (et al.)

    Pages 47-52

  • Genetic Diversity and Pathogenicity of the Grass Pathogen Xanthomonas translucens pv. graminis

    Kölliker, R. (et al.)

    Pages 53-59

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eBook $309.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium, Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf, Dallas, Texas, and Ardmore, Oklahoma, U.S.A., May, 18–22, 2003
Editors
  • Andrew Hopkins
  • Zeng-Yu Wang
  • Rouf Mian
  • Mary Sledge
  • Reed E. Barker
Series Title
Developments in Plant Breeding
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-2591-4
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-2591-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1867-1
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6531-5
Series ISSN
1381-673X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 397
Number of Illustrations and Tables
87 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
Topics