Submitted to: Society for Range Management Meeting Abstracts
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/7/2010
Publication Date: 2/8/2010
Citation: Bushman, B.S., Larson, S.R., Bhattarai, K., Johnson, D.A. 2010. Using Genetic Structure to Help Define Seed Releases. SRM - Society for Range Management Meeting Abstracts. Feb 7-9, 2010, Denver, CO.
Technical Abstract: Germplasm or cultivar releases intended for the Great Basin are scrutinized for their origin, due to the concern of potential mal-adaptation of non-local germplasm. However, collecting and maintaining highly localized populations of each species native to the Great Basin is intractable. In an effort to group populations geographically, quantitative phenotypic and genotypic assessments can be used to define traits with potential adaptive sigificance, climatic variables conditioning local adaptation, and genetically differentiated groups that represent evolutionary history. In this presentation, this effort is shown for three North American rangeland legumes.