Satellite Symposium 5: Molecular Breeding

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Little or no genotypic information is available for many forage grass populations. The degree of genetic similarity within and among populations greatly influences the choice of breeding strategies and germplasm for developing improved cultivars. Molecular markers have proven effective in classifying genetic diversity of a number of perennial grasses (e.g. Fu et al., 2004; Kubik et al., 2001). We present here an overview of our efforts to integrate molecular diversity data into our breeding program.

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Application of Molecular Diversity in a Forage Grass Breeding Program

Little or no genotypic information is available for many forage grass populations. The degree of genetic similarity within and among populations greatly influences the choice of breeding strategies and germplasm for developing improved cultivars. Molecular markers have proven effective in classifying genetic diversity of a number of perennial grasses (e.g. Fu et al., 2004; Kubik et al., 2001). We present here an overview of our efforts to integrate molecular diversity data into our breeding program.