Satellite Symposium 5: Molecular Breeding



Introgression Mapping in The Grasses

Key points

  1. Lolium perenne/Festuca pratensis hybrids and their derivatives provide an ideal system for intergeneric introgression.
  2. The Lolium perenne/Festuca pratensis system is being exploited to elucidate genome organisation in the grasses, determination of the genetic control of target traits and the isolation of markers for MAS in breeding programmes.
  3. The potential of the system as an aid to contig the Lolium and Festuca genomes and for gene isolation is discussed.