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Research Project: Improved Plant Genetic Resources and Methodologies for Rangelands, Pastures, and Turf Landscapes in the Semiarid Western U.S.

Location: Forage and Range Research

Title: Gene expression differences correlated wth higher forage quality in perennial ryegrass

item Bushman, Shaun
item Robins, Joseph
item BOERBOOM, NIC - Deutsche Saatveredelung Ag
item KUNERT, ANTJE - Deutsche Saatveredelung Ag
item BALL, TIMOTHY - Deutsche Saatveredelung Ag
item WOLTERS, LUKAS - Deutsche Saatveredelung Ag
item FRICKER, AUSTIN - Pure See Testing Inc
item ROSE-FRICKER, CRYSTAL - Pure See Testing Inc

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/14/2019
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Within perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) exists significant variation to select for, and improve, forage quality. In this study, we initiated a forage quality marker assisted breeding endeavor through the identification of differentially expressed genes related to cell wall biosynthesis in tetraploid perennial ryegrass genotypes. We compared expression levels of cellulose synthase genes and lignin biosynthesis genes, and established association training and mapping populations to confirm candidate genes.