Sustainable use of Genetic Diversity in Forage and Turf Breeding

  • Christian Huyghe

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Genetic resources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Rita Armonienė, Vaclovas Stukonis, Vanda Paplauskienė, Gintaras Brazauskas
      Pages 41-45
    3. Geoff Auricht, Steve Hughes, Alan Humphries, Eric Hall
      Pages 47-59
    4. Philippe Barre, Badara Gueye, François Gastal
      Pages 61-65
    5. Hem S. Bhandari, Malay C. Saha, Joseph H. Bouton
      Pages 67-71
    6. Gerda Cnops, Antje Rohde, Oana Saracutu, Marianne Malengier, Isabel Roldán-Ruiz
      Pages 73-77
    7. Dušica Delić, Olivera Stajković, Jasmina Radović, Aleksandra Stanojković, Đorđe Kuzmanović, Nataša Rasulić et al.
      Pages 79-84
    8. Nadia Elboutahiri, Imane Thami-Alami, El-Houssine Zaid, Sripada M. Udupa
      Pages 85-88
    9. Sandrine Flajoulot, Jean-Christophe Caillet, Vincent Béguier, Philippe Barre
      Pages 89-94
    10. Yuanhong Han, Christy M. Motes, Maria J. Monteros
      Pages 101-105
    11. Rajae Kallida, Naima Shaimi, Chaouki Al Faiz
      Pages 113-118
    12. Aleksandar Mikić, Vojislav Mihailović, Branko Ćupina, Đorđe Krstić, Sanja Vasiljević, Dragan Milić
      Pages 127-130

About these proceedings


This book is a collection of papers presented at the 2009 meeting of the Fodder Crops and Amenity grasses section of Eucarpia. It provides a unique source of information on the most recent results on genetic diversity and breeding in forage crops and turf species from Europe and overseas. It is organised in five sections. The first section is devoted to genetic resources which are the source of diversity for breeding but also a source of information for a better preservation of diversity through biogeography approaches. The second section focuses on changes which may occur in grassland and turf swards. These swards are plant communities which are likely to experience species and genetic changes. Population genetics provides keys to understand these changes in order to take them into account during breeding and sward management. The third section documents the genetic gains achieved during breeding while the fourth one gives a detailed presentation of the results and potential of molecular biology to better use the genetic diversity. Eventually, the fifth section investigates the potential of new structures of varieties either exploiting the heterosis or the interspecific hybridization.


Genetic Diversity Genetic gain Heterosis Interspecific hybridisation Molecular biolody Population genetics biotechnology breeding genetics hybridization molecular biology

Editors and affiliations

  • Christian Huyghe
    • 1
  1. 1.INRA - Poitou CharentesLusignanFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-8705-8
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-8706-5
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