Invited Review

In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology - Plant

, Volume 42, Issue 1, pp 1-18

Recent advances in genetic transformation of forage and turf grasses

  • Zeng-Yu WangAffiliated withForage Improvement Division, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation Email author 
  • , Yaxin GeAffiliated withForage Improvement Division, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation

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Summary

Forage and turf grasses are critical to sustainable agriculture and contribute extensively to the world economy. Tremendous progress has been made in genetic transformation of forage and turf grasses in the past decade. The rapid advancement of cellular and molecular biology and transgenic technology provides novel methods to accelerate and complement conventional breeding efforts. This review summarizes the latest developments in genetic transformation methods and the applications of molecular techniques for the improvement of forage and turf grasses.

Key words

Forage grass genetic transformation molecular breeding transgenic plants turf grass