Track 4-1-1: Plant Genetic Resources, Collection, Conversation, Evaluation and IPR Issues

The 23rd International Grassland Congress (Sustainable use of Grassland Resources for Forage Production, Biodiversity and Environmental Protection) took place in New Delhi, India from November 20 through November 24, 2015.
Proceedings Editors: M. M. Roy, D. R. Malaviya, V. K. Yadav, Tejveer Singh, R. P. Sah, D. Vijay, and A. Radhakrishna
Published by Range Management Society of India

23rd International Grassland Congress:
Plant Genetic Resources, Collection, Conversation, Evaluation and IPR Issues

The Australian Pastures Genebank

Steve Hughes, SARDI, Australia

Morphological Variability Potential of Cenchrus ciliaris L. Ecotypes on Their Phytochemical Substances and Antibacterial Activities

Dorai Pandian Kannan, Thiagarajar College, India
S. Bagam Priyal, Thiagarajar College, India

Genetic Improvement and Conservation of Range and Forage Species of Arid Region of Rajasthan State of India: Achievements and Challenges

Surendra Singh Shekhawat, Swami Keshwanand Rajasthan Agricultural University

Genetic Resources for the Improvement of Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) for Biomass and Forage

Gautam Sarath, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Nathan A. Palmer, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Aaron J. Saathoff, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Robert B. Mitchell, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Serge Edme, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Erin D. Scully, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Scott E. Sattler, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Genetic Diversity and Relationship among 19 Accessions of Sorghum-Sudangrass Hybrids as Revealed by SSR Markers

Qiuwen Zhan, Anhui Science and Technology University, China

Genetic Diversity Analysis of Mutant Lines of Oat (Avena sativa L.) Based on RAPD and ISSR Analysis

Anoop Kumar Mehta, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwadiyalaya, India
M. H. Basha, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwadiyalaya, India
V. K. Gour, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwadiyalaya, India
M. Neeta, Kelkar Education Trust, India
S. K. Biliaya, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwadiyalaya, India
Satish Kachare, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwadiyalaya, India

Role of Panicum turgidum Dominated Rangelands in Conservation of Caralluma edulis in Thar Desert, India

Kulloli Ravikiran Ningappa, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, India
Suresh Kumar, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, India
J. P. Singha, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, India

EST-SSRs Provide a Good Measure of Genetic Diversity for Improvement of Gum Content in Cluster Bean

Neha Wadhwa, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, India
Aditi, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, India
Udai Narayan Joshi, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, India
Neelam R. Yadav, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, India

Wild Halophyte Plants as Potential Fodder Resource under Extreme Saline Environment of Kachchh, Gujarat, India

Shamsudheen Mangalassery, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, India
Devi Dayal, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, India
A. K. Mishra, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
Sachin Patel, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, India
Nisha Goswami, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, India

Genetic Diversity of Genus Avena in North Western-Himalayas assessed by Morphological Traits

V. K. Sood, CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University, India
Indu Rana, CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University, India
Aditi Sharma, CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University, India
Rajan Katoch, CSK Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University, India
H. K. Chaudhary, CSK Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University, India
Waseem Hussain, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Genetic Evaluation of Leucaena Genotypes in Bundelkhand Region of Central India

A. R. Uthappa, Central Agroforestry Research Institute, India
Sangram Bhanudas Chavan, Central Agroforestry Research Institute, India
V. K. Gupta, Central Agroforestry Research Institute, India
S. K. Dhyani, Central Agroforestry Research Institute, India
A. K. Handa, Central Agroforestry Research Institute, India
S. Vimala Devi, Central Agroforestry Research Institute, India
K. B. Sridhar, Central Agroforestry Research Institute, India

Genetic Variability in Candidate Plus Trees of Acacia nilotica--An Important Fodder Tree under Agroforestry System

S. Vimala Devi, Central Agroforestry Research Institute, India
Vishal Singh, Central Agroforestry Research Institute, India
A. K. Handa, Central Agroforestry Research Institute, India
A. Datta, Central Agroforestry Research Institute, India
A. R. Uthappa, Central Agroforestry Research Institute, India

Genetic Variability in Sorghum Exotic Accessions for Nutritional Attributes and Methane Emission Potential

Sultan Singh, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
D. C. Joshi, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
R. V. Kumar, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India

Phenotypic Variability of Cenchrus ciliaris L. Germplasm in Field Gene Bank

C. S. Shantharaja, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, India
R. K. Bhatt, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, India
M. P. Rajora, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, India

Legumes of Forage Value: Their Diversity and Priority for Collection in India

E. Roshini Nayar, National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, India
Anjula Panndey, National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, India
K. Pradheep, National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, India
Rita Gupta, National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, India

Molecular Diversity in Sewan Grass (Lasiurus sindicus Henr.): A Natural Inhabitant of Hot Arid Ecosystem of Thar Desert

Rajwant K. Kalia, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, India
R. K. Bhatt, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, India
Ramavtar Sharma, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, India
M. P. Rajora, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, India
Rama Dadheech, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, India

Quality of Fodder Cowpea Varieties as Influenced by Soil Moisture Stress Levels

S. Lakshmi, Kerala Agricultural University, India
M. R. Anita, Kerala Agricultural University, India

Collecting Genetic Resources of Major Forage Grasses in India: Progress and Future Strategies

Sudhir Pal Ahlawat, National Bureau of Plant Genetics Resources, India
K. Pradheep, National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, India

Genetic Divergence in Guinea grass (Panicum maximum Jacq.)

B. P. Sudrik, College of Agriculture, Vellayani, India
Mareen Abraham, College of Agriculture, Vellayani, India
Usha C. Thomas, College of Agriculture, Vellayani, India

Predicting the Yield Potential of Guinea Grass (Panicum maximum Jacq.) Genotypes across India through G x E Analysis

C. Babu, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India
K. Iyanar, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India
A. Kalamani, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India

Status and Role of Antioxidant Enzymes in Sexual and Apomictic Species of Boechera

Manoj Kumar Srivastava, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
Mayelyn Mateo de Arias, Utah State University
David A. Sherwood, Utah State University
John G. Carman, Utah State University

Genetic Variability in Napier Grass (Pennisetum purpureum) Germplasm Conserved at ICRISAT Genebank

Santosh K. Pattanashetti, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, India
H. D. Upadhyaya, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, India
Michael Blummel, International Livestock Research Institute, India
K. N. Reddy, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, India
Y. Ramanareddy, International Livestock Research Institute, India
Vinod Kumar, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, India
Sube Singh, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, India