Genetic Transformation in Agrostis palustris Huds. (Creeping Bentgrass)

  • M. B. Sticklen
  • D. Warkentin
  • C. A. Liu
  • R. K. Hajela
  • L. Graham
  • H. Zhong
  • B. Peterson
  • J. Vargas
  • B. Branham
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 38)

Abstract

Bentgrass (Agrostis spp.) is the cool-season turfgrass used most commonly on greens in the cool and transitional climatic regions and in the cooler portions of the warm climatic region, especially the arid zone (Beard 1982). The genus Agrostis L. includes a number of species suitable for many turfs, especially in temperate climates with cool, moist summers. The common name bentgrass is applied to all turfgrass species within the genus Agrostis with the exception of redtop. Bentgrasses are generally tolerant of acid soils and can thrive at lower levels of soil fertility than that needed for good performance of Kentucky bluegrass or perennial ryegrass. Some species are annuals but most are perennials and have excellent low-temperature hardiness, including all those utilized for turfgrass purposes.

Keywords

Maize Tungsten Streptomyces Chitin Oligosaccharide 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. B. Sticklen
    • 1
  • D. Warkentin
    • 1
  • C. A. Liu
    • 1
  • R. K. Hajela
    • 1
  • L. Graham
    • 1
  • H. Zhong
    • 1
  • B. Peterson
    • 1
  • J. Vargas
    • 2
  • B. Branham
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Crop and Soil Sciences/Department of Entomology/Genetics Program, 202 Pesticide Research CenterMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA
  2. 2.Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, 102 Pesticide Research CenterMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA
  3. 3.Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, 480 Plant and Soil Sciences BuildingMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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