Sustainable use of Genetic Diversity in Forage and Turf Breeding

Editors: Huyghe, Christian (Ed.)

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  • A unique source of information on the most recent results on genetic diversity and breeding in forage crops and turf species from Europe and overseas

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This book is a collection of papers presented at the 2009 meeting of the Fodder Crops and Amenity grasses section of Eucarpia. It provides a unique source of information on the most recent results on genetic diversity and breeding in forage crops and turf species from Europe and overseas. It is organised in five sections. The first section is devoted to genetic resources which are the source of diversity for breeding but also a source of information for a better preservation of diversity through biogeography approaches. The second section focuses on changes which may occur in grassland and turf swards. These swards are plant communities which are likely to experience species and genetic changes. Population genetics provides keys to understand these changes in order to take them into account during breeding and sward management. The third section documents the genetic gains achieved during breeding while the fourth one gives a detailed presentation of the results and potential of molecular biology to better use the genetic diversity. Eventually, the fifth section investigates the potential of new structures of varieties either exploiting the heterosis or the interspecific hybridization.

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“This book contains reviews and reports of genetic diversity in forage and turf presented at the 28th Conference of the EUCARPIA Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses Section, held in La Rochelle, France in 2009. … This book is a comprehensive source of information that suggests directions for future breeding of forage and turf. It is also a useful text book for students studying genetics, physiology and agronomy of forage and turf species.” (Sachiko Isobe, Annals of Botany, Vol. 111 (1), January, 2013)


Table of contents (85 chapters)

Table of contents (85 chapters)
  • Grasslands and Forage Crops in France: Context and Stakes. Consequences for Breeding

    Pages 3-13

    Huyghe, Christian (et al.)

  • A State of the Art of Germplasm Collections for Forage and Turf Species

    Pages 17-28

    Boller, Beat (et al.)

  • Empirical Niche Modelling of the Spontaneous Diversity of Forage and Turf Species to Improve Collection and Ex Situ Conservation

    Pages 29-40

    Sampoux, Jean-Paul (et al.)

  • The Genetic Diversity of Fine-Leaved Fescue (Festuca L.) Species in Lithuania

    Pages 41-45

    Armonienė, Rita (et al.)

  • Plant Collection in Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan for Forage Improvement in Australia

    Pages 47-59

    Auricht, Geoff (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable use of Genetic Diversity in Forage and Turf Breeding
Editors
  • Christian Huyghe
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-8706-5
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-8706-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-8705-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9440-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 572
Topics