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Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf

  • Collection of research of the international science leaders in the field

  • Presents the latest research in the field of plant molecular breeding and functional genomics

  • Discusses the newest advances and applications of molecular technologies for turf grasses, forage grasses, and forage legumes

Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Kazuko Yamaguchi-Shinozaki, Kazuo Shinozaki
    Pages 15-28
  3. Steven Cannon
    Pages 29-44
  4. W. M. Williams, A. G. Griffiths, M. J. M. Hay, K. A. Richardson, N. W. Ellison, S. Rasmussen et al.
    Pages 45-54
  5. Roland Kölliker, Beat Boller, Mahdi Majidi, Madlaina K. I. Peter-Schmid, Seraina Bassin, Franco Widmer
    Pages 55-70
  6. Alan V. Stewart, Andrzej Joachimiak, Nick Ellison
    Pages 71-82
  7. Ertugrul Filiz, Bahar Sogutmaz Ozdemir, Metin Tuna, Hikmet Budak
    Pages 83-90
  8. M. D. Casler, E. van Santen, M. W. Humphreys, T. Yamada, K. Tamura, N. W. Ellison et al.
    Pages 91-102
  9. Letícia Jungmann, Patrícia M. Francisco, Adna C.B. Sousa, Jussara Paiva, Cacilda B. do Valle, Anete P. de Souza
    Pages 103-110
  10. Iain S. Donnison, Kerrie Farrar, Gordon G. Allison, Edward Hodgson, Jessic Adams, Robert Hatch et al.
    Pages 111-124
  11. Mark P. Robbins, David Bryant, Samantha Gill, Phillip Morris, Paul Bailey, Tracey Welham et al.
    Pages 125-132
  12. Aidyn Mouradov, Stephen Panter, Shamila Abeynayake, Ross Chapman, Tracie Webster, German Spangenberg
    Pages 133-140
  13. Chaoshu Pang, Congying Wang, Huiping Chen, Zhenfei Guo, Cong Li
    Pages 141-150
  14. Baldomero Alarcon-Zuniga, Adriana Hernandez-Garcia, Elias Vega-Vicente, Cuauhtemoc Cervantes-Martinez, Marilyn Warburton, Teresa Cervantes-Martinez
    Pages 151-162
  15. Michael T. Abberton, Athole Marshall, Rosemary P. Collins, Charlotte Jones, Matthew Lowe
    Pages 163-172
  16. Hongwei Cai, Maiko Inoue, Nana Yuyama, Mariko Hirata
    Pages 173-184
  17. Ian Armstead, Bicheng Yang, Susanne Barth, Lesley Turner, Leif Skøt, Athole Marshall et al.
    Pages 185-192
  18. E. Charles Brummer, Michael D. Casler
    Pages 193-210
  19. Kahlil A. Lawless, Michelle C. Drayton, Melanie C. Hand, Rebecca C. Ponting, Noel O.I. Cogan, Timothy I. Sawbridge et al.
    Pages 211-220

About these proceedings


This book includes papers from plenary lectures and selected oral presentations of the 5th International Symposium on the Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf. A wide variety of themes are addressed in a collection that provides authoritative reports on the recent progress and understanding of molecular technologies and their application in plant breeding. The book covers almost all relevant areas in molecular breeding of forage and turf as well as biofuel crops, from gene discovery to the development of improved cultivars.

The Symposium includes keynote presentations from international science leaders in molecular breeding of forage and turf and offers papers in the following topics:

    • Molecular breeding to improve forages for use in animal and biofuel production systems
    • DREB regulons in abiotic-stress-responsive gene expression in plants
    • Comparative genomics in legumes
    • Characterization and utilization of genetic resources
    • Functional genomics of forage and bioenergy quality traits in the grasses
    • Genome mapping in cool-season forage grasses
    • Improving selection in forage, turf, and biomass crops using molecular markers
    • Fungal endophytes in Lolium and Festuca species
    • Colonial bentgrass genetic linkage mapping
    • Advances and prospects in the molecular breeding of Zoysia
    • Transgenesis in forage crops

The 5th International Symposium on the Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf is a valuable resource for plant breeders, geneticists and molecular biologists, and will be an interest to advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers with an interest in forage and turf improvement.

Dr. Toshihiko Yamada is a professor of Field Center for Northern Biosphere, Hokkaido University, Japan.

Dr. German Spangenberg is Executive Director of Biosciences Research Division, Department of Primary Industries, Victorian AgriBiosciences Centre, Australia.


Chloroplast Expression Meadow Pathogen SNP Seed bioinformatics biosynthesis breeding crops gene expression genetics genome mapping maize quality

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Field Science Center for Northern BiosphereHokkaido UniversityKita-kuJapan
  2. 2.Dept. Primary IndustriesVictorian AgriBiosciences CentreBundooraAustralia

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From the reviews:

"Molecular breeding of forage and turf is a collection of papers from plenary lectures and oral presentations at the 5th International Symposium on the Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf that was held in Sapporo, Japan … . will find an audience within the forge and turf community, particularly with those who were unable to attend the symposium. Overall, it contains well-written papers from experts in the filed and provides a solid overview of the current research topics in forage and turf molecular breeding." (Stephen Byrne, Annals of Botany, Vol. 104 (1), July, 2009)