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Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Forage Crops

1st Edition

Edited by Hongwei Cai, Toshihiko Yamada, Chittaranjan Kole

CRC Press

322 pages | 12 Color Illus. | 13 B/W Illus.

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Forage crops include several species of grasses and legumes that are widely used as animal fodder in the form of hay, pasturage and silage, as well as for turf and erosion control. Some forage grasses are also being considered for bio-energy generation. In this book leading researchers review the latest advances in molecular genetics and genomics; they also examine the success of breeding programs for forage grasses and legume species. The book will be useful for students and young researchers with an interest in forage, turf and bio-energy crops improvements.

Table of Contents

Forage Grasses and Legumes-An Introduction , Toshihiko Yamada

Perennial Ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.), Toshihiko Yamada

Italian Ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum Lam.), Maiko Inoue, Alan Stewart and Hongwei Cai

Tall Fescue, Malay C. Saha

Meadow fescue (Festuca pratensis Huds.), Kovi Mallikarjuna Rao and Odd Arne Rognli

Dactylis and Phleum, Alan V. Stewart, Nicholas W. Ellison and B. Shaun Bushman

Bentgrasses and Poa , Keenan Amundsen and Scott Warnke

Warm Season Grasses, Masumi Ebina, Shin-ichi Tsuruta and Yukio Akiyama

Zoysiagrass (Zoysia spp.), Hongwei Cai, Manli Li, Xun Wang, Nana Yuyama and Mariko Hirata

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.), Maria J. Monteros, Yuanhong Han and E. Charles Brummer

Red Clover (Trifolium pratense L.), Sachiko Isobe, Roland Kölliker, Beat Boller and Heathcliffe Riday

White Clover (Trifolium repens L.), John W. Forster, Noel O.I. Cogan and Michael T. Abberton

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Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Crop Plants

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General