2013

Breeding strategies for sustainable forage and turf grass improvement

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ISBN: 978-94-007-4554-4 (Print) 978-94-007-4555-1 (Online)

Table of contents (53 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages 1-1

  2. Introduction: European Grasslands in the Future

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      What Global and/or European Agriculture Will Need from Grasslands and Grassland Breeding over the Next 10–15 Years for a Sustainable Agriculture

  3. Breeding Strategies

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      Pages 19-19

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      Pages 21-27

      Marker Assisted Selection Made Cheap and Easy

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      Pages 29-36

      Genome-Wide SNP Marker Development and QTL Identification for Genomic Selection in Red Clover

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      Pages 37-46

      Breeding for Resistance to Bacterial Wilt in Ryegrass: Insights into the Genetic Control of Plant Resistance and Pathogen Virulence

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      Pages 47-53

      Mechanisms Utilised Within the IBERS Diploid Lolium perenne L. Forage Grass Breeding Programmes to Improve Rumen Nitrogen Use Efficiency

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      Pages 55-61

      Population Genetics of the Grass Self-incompatibility System—Practical Implications for Grass Breeding Programmes

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      Pages 63-67

      Use of Molecular Marker Information in the Construction of Polycrosses to Enhance Yield in a Lolium perenne Breeding Programme

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      Pages 69-74

      An Analysis of Chromosome Pairing Behaviour in Newly Synthesized Alfalfa Tetraploids by Means of SSR Markers

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      Pages 75-79

      Genome Constitution in Selected and Unselected Plants of F2–F4 Generations Derived from an Allotetraploid Festuca pratensis × Lolium perenne Hybrid

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      Pages 81-87

      Estimation of Temporal Allele Frequency Changes in Ryegrass Populations Selected for Axillary Tiller Development

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      Pages 89-95

      Understanding the Genetic Basis for Slow Plant-Mediated Proteolysis in Festulolium Hybrids

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      Pages 97-101

      Chromosomal Rearrangements in BC1 Progeny Obtained from Crosses of Tetraploid F. pratensis × L. perenne Hybrids with Tetraploid L. perenne

  4. Novel Emerging Tools

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      Pages 105-113

      Establishing Chromosome Genomics in Forage and Turf Grasses

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      Pages 115-119

      DArTFest DNA Array—Applications and Perspectives for Grass Genetics, Genomics and Breeding

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      Pages 121-129

      Using DArT Markers in Festuca × Lolium Breeding

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      Pages 131-139

      Development of an SNP Identification Pipeline for Highly Heterozygous Crops

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      Pages 141-145

      First Insights into the Mitochondrial Genome of Perennial Ryegrass (Lolium perenne)

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      Pages 147-153

      Quantifying Early Vigour and Ground Cover using Digital Image Analysis

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      Pages 155-160

      Expression of the Lolium perenne Terminal Flower 1 Gene in Alfalfa and Tobacco

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      Pages 161-167

      Morphological and Molecular Characterization of Branching in Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)

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