Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution

, Volume 47, Issue 4, pp 455–459 | Cite as

RFLP markers are an effective tool for the identification of creeping bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera L.) cultivars

  • Maria Eugenia Caceres
  • Fulvio Pupilli
  • Efisio Piano
  • Sergio Arcioni


The potential use of RFLP molecular markers for the identification of four creeping bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera L.) cultivars and one variety of A. tenuis Sibth. used as control, was investigated. Seven probes out of the total 44 screened were able to differentiate all five cultivars at once. On the basis of their genetic similarity the varieties bred at the Pennsylvania State University were grouped closely together, whereas the variety Prominent and the A. tenuis control were more distantly related.

Agrostis stoloniferaL. cultivar identification RFLP turfgrass 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Eugenia Caceres
    • 1
  • Fulvio Pupilli
    • 2
  • Efisio Piano
    • 3
  • Sergio Arcioni
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Ricerche sul Miglioramento Genetico delle Piante Foraggere del CNRPerugiaItaly
  2. 2.Istituto di Ricerche sul Miglioramento Genetico delle Piante Foraggere del CNRPerugiaItaly
  3. 3.Istituto Sperimentale per le Colture ForaggereLodiItaly

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