Regeneration of Plants from Protoplasts of Lolium (Ryegrasses) and Festuca (Fescues)

  • S. J. Dalton
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 22)


Pasture grass is the natural food for herbivorous domestic animals and the single most important crop in temperate regions in terms of land area. Much of this is natural grassland but the Festueeae tribe, which includes the Festuca-Lolium complex, contains most important grasses sown in cultivated grassland and for amenity use (Table 1).


Osmotic Potential Somaclonal Variation Tall Fescue Perennial Ryegrass Embryogenic Culture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. J. Dalton
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  1. 1.Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research, WPBSDyfedUK

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