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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: OPTIMIZING THE BIOLOGY OF THE ANIMAL-PLANT INTERFACE FOR IMPROVED SUSTAINABILITY OF FORAGE-BASED ANIMAL ENTERPRISES

Location: Forage-animal Production Research

Title: Tennessee Report (Annual Report to SERA-IEG8 Tall Fescue Toxicosis/Endophyte Workshop))

Author
item Norman, Rebeka
item Lane, C
item Fisher, A
item Campbell, B
item Schrick, F
item Waller, J
item Block, S
item Kojima, C
item Spiers, D
item Klotz, James
item Strickland, James
item Bates, G
item Riggins, J
item Hopkins, F
item Edwards, J
item Prado, T

Submitted to: SERA-IEG 8
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/19/2008
Publication Date: 10/19/2008
Citation: Norman, R., Lane, C.D., Fisher, A.E., Campbell, B.T., Schrick, F.N., Waller, J.C., Block, S.S., Kojima, C.J., Spiers, D.E., Klotz, J.L., Strickland, J.R., Bates, G.E., Riggins, J.C., Hopkins, F.M., Edwards, J.L., Prado, T. 2008. Tennessee Report (Annual Report to SERA-IEG8 Tall Fescue Toxicosis/Endophyte Workshop). SERA-IEG 8. Meeting Report pgs 110-121.

Interpretive Summary: A number of updates on research projects conducted within Tennessee concerning tall fescue (Lolium arundinacium) and its symbiotic endophyte (Neotyphodium coenophialum) were presented at the annual SERA-IEG 8 workshop including one with Forage-Animal Production Research Unit scientist collaborations. The project with FAPRU scientific involvement had the goal of defining a genetic marker for resistance to fescue toxicosis in beef cattle. Initial genetic screens of a subset of cattle on endophyte-infected tall fescue indicated that a specific SNP residing in the genome of cattle appeared to be correlated with rough hair coats (a sign of fescue toxicosis. Further, research is required before full validation of this SNP is accomplished. For additional detail, the entire meeting report can be viewed at the following website http://animalscience.ag.utk.edu/SERA-IEG8/default.htm

Technical Abstract: A number of updates on research projects conducted within Tennessee concerning tall fescue (Lolium arundinacium) and its symbiotic endophyte (Neotyphodium coenophialum) were presented at the annual SERA-IEG 8 workshop including one with Forage-Animal Production Research Unit scientist collaborations. The project with FAPRU scientific involvement had the goal of defining a genetic marker for resistance to fescue toxicosis in beef cattle. Initial genetic screens of a subset of cattle on endophyte-infected tall fescue indicated that a specific SNP residing in the genome of cattle appeared to be correlated with rough hair coats (a sign of fescue toxicosis. Further, research is required before full validation of this SNP is accomplished. For additional detail, the entire meeting report can be viewed at the following website http://animalscience.ag.utk.edu/SERA-IEG8/default.htm

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