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

ISBN: 978-1-4020-1867-1 (Print) 978-1-4020-2591-4 (Online)

Table of contents (33 chapters)

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  1. Overview of Forage and Turf Biotechnology

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      Molecular Improvement of Forages — from Genomics to GMOs

  2. Tolerance to Biotic Stress

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      Pages 21-35

      Molecular Breeding and Functional Genomics for Tolerance to Biotic Stress

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      Pages 37-46

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

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      Pages 47-52

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

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      Pages 53-59

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

  3. Tolerance to Abiotic Stress

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      Pages 61-80

      Molecular Breeding and Functional Genomics for Tolerance to Abiotic Stress

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      Pages 81-86

      Application of AFLP and GISH Techniques for Identification of Festuca Chromosome Segments Conferring Winter Hardiness in a Lolium perenne × Festuca pratensis Population

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      Pages 87-96

      A Functional Genomics Approach for Identification of Heat Tolerance Genes in Tall Fescue

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      Pages 97-104

      Quantitative Trait Locus Mapping of Winter Hardiness Metabolites in Autotetraploid Alfalfa (M. sativa)

  4. Flowering and Reproductive Development

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      Pages 105-126

      Molecular Genetics and Modification of Flowering and Reproductive Development

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      Pages 127-131

      Identification and Mapping of Self-incompatibility Related Genes in Lolium perenne

  5. Genomics of Plant-Symbiont Relation

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      Pages 133-144

      Functional Analysis of the Perennial Ryegrass — Epichloë Endophyte Interaction

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      Pages 145-153

      Gene Discovery and Microarray-Based Transcriptome Analysis in Grass Endophytes

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      Pages 155-164

      Genetic Diversity in the Perennial Ryegrass Fungal Endophyte Neotyphodium lolii

  6. Improvement for Animal, Human and Environmental Welfare

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      Pages 165-180

      Molecular Breeding for Animal, Human and Environmental Welfare

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      Pages 181-188

      Improving Forage Quality of Tall Fescue (Festuca arundinacea) by Genetic Manipulation of Lignin Biosynthesis

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      Pages 189-195

      Cloning of Red Clover and Alfalfa Polyphenol Oxidase Genes and Expression of Active Enzymes in Transgenic Alfalfa

  7. Development and Application of Molecular Technologies in Forage and Turf Improvement

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      Pages 197-238

      Molecular Marker-Based Genetic Analysis of Pasture and Turf Grasses

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      Pages 239-243

      EST-SSRs for Genetic Mapping in Alfalfa

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      Pages 245-254

      Controlling Transgene Escape in Genetically Modified Grasses

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