Genetic Transformation in Festuca arundinacea Schreb. (Tall Fescue) and Festuca pratensis Huds. (Meadow Fescue)

  • G. Spangenberg
  • Z.-Y. Wang
  • M. P. Vallés
  • I. Potrykus
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 34)


Tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb.) is a wind-pollinated, highly self-infertile polyploid perennial cool-season forage, turf, and conservation grass. It is indigenous to Europe, also naturally occuring on the Baltic coasts throughout the Caucasus, in western Siberia, and extending into China. Introductions have been made into North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and South and East Asia (Barnes 1990).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Spangenberg
    • 1
  • Z.-Y. Wang
    • 1
  • M. P. Vallés
    • 1
  • I. Potrykus
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Plant SciencesSwiss Federal Institute of TechnologyZürichSwitzerland

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