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Research Project: Develop Improved Plant Genetic Resources to Enhance Pasture and Rangeland Productivity in the Semiarid Regions of the Western U.S.

Location: Forage and Range Research

Title: DNA fingerprinting of Kentucky bluegrass cultivars and hybrids

item Bushman, Shaun
item AMUNDSEN, K - University Of Nebraska
item Warnke, Scott
item JOHNSON, P - Utah State University

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/25/2013
Publication Date: 11/5/2013
Citation: Bushman, B.S., Amundsen, K.A., Warnke, S.E., Johnson, P.G. 2013. DNA fingerprinting of Kentucky bluegrass cultivars and hybrids. Meeting Abstract.

Interpretive Summary:

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.