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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: Mechanisms behind salt tolerance in Kentucky bluegrass

Author
item Bushman, Shaun
item Robins, Joseph
item JOHNSON, PAUL - Utah State University

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/14/2017
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Kentucky bluegrass is a high quality turfgrass that suffers from susceptibility to salt stress. As more and more communities use saltier effluent water for landscaping, increasing the salt tolerance in Kentucky bluegrass would allow the tolerant varieties to be used in higher salt situations. We conducted a gene expression contrast between a salt tolerant and susceptible genotype of Kentucky bluegrass and found that cellular transport and antioxidant related genes play a large role in the tolerant genotype.