Track 12-2: Developing Improved Plants

The 21st International Grassland Congress / 8th International Rangeland Congress took place in Hohhot, China from June 29 through July 5, 2008.
Proceedings edited by Organizing Committee of 2008 IGC/IRC Conference
Published by Guangdong People's Publishing House

21st International Grassland Congress/
8th International Rangeland Congress:
Soil Quality and Plant Nutrition

Genetic Transformation of Tomato Pollen Lysine‐Rich Gene to Elytrigia intermedium and Regeneration of Transgenic Plants

Xiaoping Lu, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Li Yin, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Fugui Mi, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Yuhong Xiao, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Shuyan Wang, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China

Effects of Cobalt Treatment on Growth of Five Legume Species

Yu Lu, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Qinghua Yuan, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Silencing GA20‐Oxidase Gene by RNAi for Breeding Dwarf Perennial Ryegrass

Xinrong Ma, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Xin Tan, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Xiaoya Sun, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Analysis of ISSR Markers Linked to Disease Resistance Gene of F1 in Alfalfa

Fang Meng, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Qinghua Yuan, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Shoot and Crown Development of Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) Seedlings When Defoliated at Different Regrowth Intervals

M. Ito, Niigata University, Japan
T. Takahashi, Niigata University, Japan
T. Okajima, Niigata University, Japan

Plantlet Regeneration from the Mature Embryo of Bothriochloa ischaemum

Na Yu, Shanxi Agricultural University, China
Kuanhu Dong, Shanxi Agricultural University, China

Physiological Integration of Photosynthates and Changes of Endogenous ABA and IAA in the Connected Ramets of Buchloe dactyloides (Nutt.) Texoka after Supply of Water Heterogeneity

Yongqiang Qian, Chinese Academy of Forestry, China
Zhenyuan Sun, Chinese Academy of Forestry, China
Lei Han, Chinese Academy of Forestry, China
Guansheng Ju, Chinese Academy of Forestry, China

Over‐Expression of Tricarboxylic Acid Metabolism Genes in Forage Crops Neonotonia wightii and Brachiaria brizantha Leads to Ectropic Root Development

V. Quecini, Instituto Agronômico‐Centro de Genética, Brazil
R. M. R. Moreti, Instituto Agronômico‐Centro de Genética, Brazil
K. M. R. Duarte, Zootecnia Institute, Brazil
V. B. G. Alcantara, Zootecnia Institute, Brazil
M. A. C. de Lucena, Zootecnia Institute, Brazil
C. A. Colombo, Instituto Agronômico‐Centro de Genética, Brazil
W. J. Siqueira, Instituto Agronômico‐Centro de Genética, Brazil
P. B. Alcantara, Zootecnia Institute, Brazil

Collecting and Characterizing Landrace Populations of Trifolium pratense in Uruguay

Rodrigo Zarza, INIA, Uruguay
Mónica Rebuffo, INIA, Uruguay
Rosario Alzugaray, INIA, Uruguay
Federico Condon, INIA, Uruguay
Esteban Casaretto, Facultad de Agronomía, Uruguay
Omar Borsani, Facultad de Agronomía, Uruguay
Jorge Monza, Facultad de Agronomía, Uruguay

Qualitative Evaluation and Character Heritability of Leaf Blade and Stem from Pennisetum sp. Clones

Mércia V. F. dos Santos, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Brazil
M. A. da Silva
Mário de A. Lira, Instituto Agronômico de Pernambuco, Brazil
José C. B. Dubeux Jr., Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Brazil
G. G. L. de Araujo, EMBRAPA, Brazil
Erinaldo Viana de Freitas, Instituto Agronômico de Pernambuco, Brazil

Study on Cloning and Expression Analysis of Cold Tolerance Genes in Different Fall Dormant Alfalfa

Jinglin Shen, Jilin University, China
Ruiping Guo, Jilin University, China
Jing Zhang, Jilin University, China
Hongyu Tang, Jilin University, China
Hangtong Fang, Jilin University, China
Xudong Shi, Jilin University, China
Zhuo Hao, Jilin University, China
Xue Bai, Jilin University, China

Identification of Genomic Components among Species of Genus Zea by Multi‐Color GISH

Qilin Tang, Sichuan Agriculture University, China
Tingzhao Rong, Sichuan Agriculture University, China

Screening Brachiaria Hybrids for Resistance to the Pasture Spittlebug Notozulia entreriana (Berg, 1879) (Hemiptera: Cercopidae) in Central Brazil

José R. Valério, EMBRAPA, Brazil
L. R. Barbosa, CNPq/Fundect, Brazil
Cacilda Borges do Valle, EMBRAPA, Brazil
M. Rabaiolli, CNPq/Fundect, Brazil
M. C. M. Oliveira, AGRAER, Brazil

Polyploidization of Sexual Diploid Brachiaria decumbens for Intraspecific Hybridization

Cacilda B. Valle, EMBRAPA, Brazil
C. Simioni, CNPq/Fundect, Brazil
Liana Jank, EMBRAPA, Brazil
Rosangela M. S. Resende, EMBRAPA, Brazil

ISSR Analysis on Genetic Diversity of Wild Agrostis stolonifera L. Germplasm Resources

Xiaoli Wang, Guizhou Institute of Prataculture, China
Chengbin Tang, Guizhou Institute of Prataculture, China
Li Zhong, Guizhou Institute of Prataculture, China
Wei Chen, Guizhou Institute of Prataculture, China
Jiahai Wu, Guizhou Institute of Prataculture, China
Qun Mu, Guizhou Institute of Prataculture, China
Xiaoxia Liu, Guizhou Institute of Prataculture, China

Genetic Diversity Analysis of Ceratoides. (Tourn.) Gagnebin Germplasm Based on RAPD

Xuemin Wang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Hongwen Gao, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Bing Han, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Zan Wang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Jin Yi, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China

Increased Stress Tolerance in Transgenic Alfalfa Expressing At. DREB1C Gene by Agrobacterium‐Mediated Genetic Transformation

Yongxin Wang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Ning Guan, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Cong Li, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

One of the World Wide Elite Pasture‐Clovers

Yuedong Wang, Yunnan Grassland and Feedstuff Station, China

ISSR Markers for Alfalfa Conferring Resistance to Common Leafspot

Yu Wang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Qinghua Yuan, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Xianglin Li, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Analysis of Root Morphological Variation of Different Alfalfa Cultivars

Y. S. Wang, Gansu Agricultural University, China
Linqing Yu, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
L. J. Zhang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
C. Y. Zhang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Molecular Cloning and Characterization of a Vacuolar Na+/H+ Antiporter Gene from the Succulent Xerophyte Zygophyllum xanthoxylum

Guoqiang Wu, Lanzhou University, China
Jiejun Xi, Lanzhou University, China
Aike Bao, Lanzhou University, China
Suomin Wang, Lanzhou University, China

Molecular Cloning and Characterization of a Vacuolar H+‐Pyrophosphatase Gene from the Xerophyte Zygophyllum xanthoxylum

Jiejun Xi, Lanzhou University, China
Guoqiang Wu, Lanzhou University, China
Aike Bao, Lanzhou University, China
Qian Wang, Lanzhou University, China
Suomin Wang, Lanzhou University, China

Study on the Low Temperature Tolerance of Zoysiagrass

Jiping Xuan, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Jianxiu Liu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Zhifang Zhou, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Xiaoli Cheng, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Net Photosynthesis Rate and Transpiration Rate of Algonquin with Different Growth Years

Lijun Xu, Chinese Academy of Agriculture Sciences, China
B. Wang, Beijing Forestry University, China
Q. Z. Sun, Chinese Academy of Agriculture Sciences, China

Low‐Temperature Tolerance Related CBF and fructosyltrans ferase Genes in Forage Grasses

H. Hisano, Hokkaido University, Japan
K. Tamura, Hokkaido University, Japan
M. Yoshida, National Agricultural Research Center for Hokkaido Region, Japan
A. Kanazawa, Hokkaido University, Japan
T. Yamada, Hokkaido University, Japan

Application of ISSR‐PCR to Identification Two Different Ecotypes of Lespedeza hedysaroides

Xiufang Yang, Gansu Agriculture University, China
Qizhong Sun, Grassland Research Institute, China

Effect of Different Explants on Callus Induction and Differentiation of Perennial Ryegrass

Ru Yang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Qinghua Yuan, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Prospect on Conservation and Utilization of Leucaena leucocephala in Yunnan

Jun Yin, Yunnan Forage and Feeding Stuff Workstation, China
Long Jiang, Yunnan Agriculture University, China

Identification of Chromosome and Fertility of BC1 of Pentaploid Hybrid between Elymus canadensis and Elymus dahuricus

Zhuo Yu, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Yanhong Ma, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Xiaolei Li, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Zaozhe Li, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China

Cytogenetical Studies on Hybrids between S. sudanense and S. bicolor

Qiuwen Zhan, Anhui Science and Technology University, China
L. M. Zhu, Anhui Science and Technology University, China
J. J. Wu, Nanjing Agricultural University, China
W. Zhang, Anhui Science and Technology University, China
T. Z. Zhang, Nanjing Agricultural University, China

The Correlation between Plant Morphology and Dry Yield of Elephantgrass

Xia Zhang, Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Hongru Gu, Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Chenglong Ding, Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Comparative Analysis of Two Alfalfas (Medicago sativa L. and M. falcata L.) Using SSR, EST‐SSR and Morphological Traits

X. J. Zhang, Inner Mongolia University, China
Linqing Yu, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
R. X. Liu, Gansu Agricultural University, China
Z. B. Jia, Inner Mongolia University, China
J. F. Guo, Inner Mongolia Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Molecular Changes of Bush Clover after Seeds Been Flown on Satellite

W. B. Ren, China Agricultural University, China
J. G. Han, China Agricultural University, China
Y. W. Zhang, China Agricultural University, China
H. Q. Guo, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China

Search for Brachiaria brizantha Genotypes with Sexuality Levels High Enough to Allow Future Intra‐Specific Crossings

J. A. Usberti Jr., Campinas Agronomic Institute, Brazil
C. A. Colombo, Campinas Agronomic Institute, Brazil
A. T. Tsuhako, Matsuda Seed and Animal Nutrition Co., Brazil
R. Usberti, Plant Protection Agency, Brazil
P. B. Alcantara, Zootecnia Institute, Brazil

To Identify Alfalfa Cultivars Based on RAPD Markers Using Bulked and Individual DNA

Xiaoli Yang, Lanzhou University, China
Ting Ban, Lanzhou University, China
Peng Han, Lanzhou University, China
Xiang Liu, Lanzhou University, China
Xiaojuan Wang, Lanzhou University, China

Use of RAPD Markers to Identify Intraspecific Hybrids of Brachiaria humidicola

Cacilda B. Valle, EMBRAPA, Brazil
Lucimara Chiari, EMBRAPA, Brazil
G. A. Bitencourt, EMBRAPA, Brazil
L. R. Salgado, EMBRAPA, Brazil
G. O. C. Leguizámon, EMBRAPA, Brazil

Preliminary Evaluation of Brachiaria humidicola Hybrids

Cacilda B. Valle, EMBRAPA, Brazil
G. A. Bitencourt, EMBRAPA, Brazil
A. Q. Arce, EMBRAPA, Brazil
Lucimara Chiari, EMBRAPA, Brazil
Liana Jank, EMBRAPA, Brazil
Rosangela M. S. Resende, EMBRAPA, Brazil
S. Calixto, EMBRAPA, Brazil

Drought Tolerance in Tetraploid Alfalfa

Yuanhong Han, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
Ian M. Ray, New Mexico State University
Mary K. Sledge, Lipscomb University
Joseph H. Bouton, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
Maria J. Monteros, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation

Tolerance of Annual Strand Medic cv. Angel to ALS‐Inhibiting Herbicides

Jacob H. Howie, South Australian Research & Development Institute, Australia
C. Dyson, South Australian Research & Development Institute, Australia
C. Preston, University of Adelaide, Australia

Summary of Regional Test of Introduced High Quality Agropyron Varieties

Nati Jia, Animal Science Academy of Xinjiang, China
Xuanzheng Guo, Animal Science Academy of Xinjiang, China
Li Li, Animal Science Academy of Xinjiang, China
Qiang Cheng, Animal Science Academy of Xinjiang, China
Jie Li, Animal Science Academy of Xinjiang, China

Establishment and Optimization of Agrobacterium‐Mediated Transformation of Alfalfa

Junmei Kang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Xiaolin Liu, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Qingchuan Yang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Junbo Xiong, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

ISSR Analysis on Ceratoides lanata (Pursh) Powell of Various Generations

Xuefeng Lei, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Jin Yi, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Puchang Wang, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China

Breeding Small Grains for Forage Production in the Southern Great Plains of the USA

M. C. Saha, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
J. L. Baker, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
J. Black, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
Andrew A. Hopkins, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
Joseph H. Bouton, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation

Breeding Research of the Variety of Anti‐Thrips Alfalfa

Temuer Buhe, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Xinxiu Wang, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China

Studies on Optimum Dosage in Radiation Breeding for Five Forage Varieties of Chamaecrista spp.

X. L. Zheng, Fujian Academy of Agricultural Science, China
G. Z. Xu, Fujian Academy of Agricultural Science, China
J. Zhan, Fujian Academy of Agricultural Science, China
Boqi Weng, Fujian Academy of Agricultural Science, China

Construction of a Transformation‐Competent Artificial Chromosome (TAC) Library of Leymus multicaulis

Y. L. Zhou, Zhongkai University of Agriculture and Technology, China
Y. Y. Xu, Hunan Institute of Engineering, China
M. L. Zhao, Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, China
Zh. Zh. Cao, Gansu Agriculture University, China
P. Chen, Zhongkai University of Agriculture and Technology, China

Study on Salt Tolerance of 9 Varieties of Lolium spp. in Germination and Seedling Stage

Kongchen Li, Beijing Forestry University, China

Relation of Endogenous Hormone and Creeping‐Rooted Character Performance in Alfalfa

Tiemei Wang, Beijing Forestry University, China
Jingni Zhang, Beijing Forestry University, China

Research on Physiological Mechanism of Fall‐Dormancy in Alfalfa

Changsong Feng, Beijing Forestry University, China

Genetical Diversity Studies on the Ecotypes of Chinese Alfalfa Germplasm

Xinshi Lu, Beijing Forestry University, China

Analysis on Yield, Persistence of Alfalfa Varieties with Different Fall Dormancy

Linqing Yu, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
R. X. Liu, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
X. J. Zhang, Inner Mongolia University, China
Y. S. Wang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
L. J. Zhang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
G. Auricht, South Australian Agricultural Research and Development Institute, Australia
T. Garnett, South Australian Agricultural Research and Development Institute, Australia

Differential Proteomics Analysis of Leaves from Hordeum Brevisublatum under Salt Stress

Jinglin Shen, Jilin University, China
Xia Wu, Jilin University, China
Hongyu Tang, Jilin University, China
Jing Zhang, Jilin University, China
Hengtong Fang, Jilin University, China
Xudong Shi, Jilin University, China
Xue Bai, Jilin University, China
Zhuo Hao, Jilin University, China

Study on Seed Coating Formulation for Galega orientalis Lam. cv. Xinyin No. 1

Qinbing Zhang, Grass Industry Research Institute, China
Zhu Li, Grass Industry Research Institute, China
Zhongyan Zhu, Grass Industry Research Institute, China
Jie Li, Animal Science Academy of Xinjiang, China
Munire, Grass Industry Research Institute, China
Jiyong Lan, Grass Industry Research Institute, China