Location: Forage and Range Research
Title: DNA fingerprinting of Kentucky bluegrass cultivars and hybrids Authors
Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: April 25, 2013
Publication Date: November 5, 2013
Citation: Bushman, B.S., Amundsen, K.A., Warnke, S.E., Johnson, P.G. 2013. DNA fingerprinting of Kentucky bluegrass cultivars and hybrids. Meeting Abstract. Technical Abstract: As a high polyploidy, apomictic, self-incompatible, perennial grass, Kentucky bluegrass has such complex genetic architecture that conducting standard Mendelian genetic selection is currently impossible. One large hurdle is the inability to differentiate true hybrids from other apomictic progenies. In this report, we show hidden molecular variation in putatively apomictic cultivars, and then the use of DNA markers to identify true hybrids.