Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf
Edited by Hopkins, A.; Wang, Z.-Y.; Mian, R.; Sledge, M.; Barker, R.E.
These are the Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium, Molecular
Breeding of Forage and Turf, Dallas, Texas, and Ardmore, Oklahoma, USA, May 18-22, 2003, published as
volume 11 in the series Developments in Plant Breeding .
Hardcover 408 pp ISBN 9781402018671
Forage and turf are the backbone of sustainable agriculture and contribute extensively to the world economy.
The fast-paced advancement of cellular and molecular biology provides novel methods to accelerate or
complement conventional breeding efforts. This book contains the most comprehensive reviews on the latest
development in applications of molecular techniques for the improvement of forage grasses, forage legumes
and turf grasses. Detailed accounts and future opportunities in molecular breeding of forage and turf, from gene
discovery to development of improved cultivars, are described in the book. Almost all relevant areas are
explored in detail, including tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses; flowering control; plant-symbiont relations;
breeding for animal, human and environmental welfare; molecular markers; transgenics; bioinformatics; population
genetics; genomics of the model legume M. truncatula; field testing and risk assessment as well as intellectual
property rights. This book will be of interest to researchers in both academia and industry who are involved
in forage and turf improvement. It will be especially important to breeders, molecular biologists, geneticists,
physiologists and agronomists.
Written for researchers in both academia and industry who are involved in forage and turf improvement,
breeders, molecular biologists, geneticists, physiologists and agronomists
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