This one-of-a-kind publication focuses on the improvement of the feed value of tall fescue and further extension of its adaptability under various environmental stresses. This fascinating work comprehensively explains cell and tissue culture methods which are used to establish somatic cell cultures, select among cells, and regenerate plants with the genetic characteristics of the selected cells. This up-to-date volume includes information on cultural haploid plants from immature pollen grains. It also evaluates the plants under various environmental stresses to identify genotypes with superior characteristics. This book also features research data on somatic tissue culture methods and doubled haploids. Biotechnology in Tall Fescue Improvement is an indispensable resource and useful text for all those involved with agronomy, plant physiology, horticultural science, crop science, and botany.
Table of Contents
1. Importance and Problems of Tall Fescue 2. Potential Biotechnological Approaches 3. Somatic Cell Culture and Embryogenesis in the Poaceae 4. Plant Regeneration and Evaluation 5. Haploids- Derivation and Evaluation 6. Double Haploids- Derivation and Evaluation 7. Cytology of Haploids and Doubled Haploids 8. Physiology and Biochemistry: Potential Use of Haploids and Doubled Haploids 9. Breeding and Genetics: Potential Use of Haploids and Doubled Haploids