Track 4-1-4: Biotechnological Approaches to Improve Range, Pasture and Forage Species

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:
Biotechnological Approaches to Improve Range, Pasture and Forage Species

A Study of Molecular Interface of Grass-Herbivory Interaction in Grass

Xiaoxia Li, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Gongshe Liu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Shuangyan Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Zhipeng Liu, Lanzhou University, China
Liqin Cheng, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

SCAR Markers Linked with Mode of Reproduction in Eight Cenchrus Species

Suresh Kumar, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, India
Sheena Saxena, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
M. G. Gupta, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India

In Vitro Plant Regeneration via Callus Induction in a Rare Sexual Plant of Buffelgrass (Cenchrus ciliaris L.)

Suresh Kumar, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, India
Neha Sahu, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
Archana Singh, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, India

A New Candidate Cultivar of Brachiaria Grass 'Br-203' Developed with Apomixis Marker Assisted Selection, through a Collaborative Breeding Activity of Thailand and Japan

Ganda Nakamanee, Department of Livestock Development, Thailand
Masumi Ebina, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, Japan
Katsuhisa Shimoda, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, Japan
Sarayut Thaikua, The United Graduate School of Agriculture Sciences, Japan
Wattanawan Srisomporn, Department of Livestock Development, Thailand
Chalermpon Patipan, Department of Livestock Development, Thailand
Kazuhiro Suenga, Japan International Research Center for Agriculture Sciences, Japan
Sada Ando, Japan International Research Center for Agriculture Sciences, Japan
Kaori Kouki, Okinawa Prefectural Livestock and Grassland Research Center, Japan
Genki Ishigaki, University of Miyazaki, Japan
Ryo Akashi, University of Miyazaki, Japan
Yasuhiro Kawamoto, University of the Ryukyu, Japan

Functional Characterization of Siberian Wild Rye Grass EsHSP 16.9 Gene Conferring Diverse Stress Tolerance in Prokaryotic Cells

Ki-won Lee, National Institute of Animal Science, South Korea
Ki-yong Kim, National Institute of Animal Science, South Korea
Hee-chung Ji, National Institute of Animal Science, South Korea
Tae-young Hwang, National Institute of Animal Science, South Korea
Sang-hoon Lee, National Institute of Animal Science, South Korea

Validation of SSR Markers Linked to the Bean Common Mosaic Virus (BCMV) Resistance in Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L.) Genotypes

N. Manjunatha, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
K. T. Rangaswamy, University of Agricultural Sciences, India
N. Nagaraju, University of Agricultural Sciences, India
H. A. Prameela, University of Agricultural Sciences, India
P. Rudraswamy, University of Agricultural Sciences, India

Nutrient Profiling and Identification of Genetic Marker for Azolla sp.

Upendra Kumar, Central Rice Research Institute, India
Anjani Kumar, Central Rice Research Institute, India
N. Umakanta, Central Rice Research Institute, India
T. B. Bagchi, Central Rice Research Institute, India
Sangita Mohanty, Central Rice Research Institute, India
Awadhesh Kumar, Central Rice Research Institute, India
Md Shahid, Central Rice Research Institute, India
A. K. Nayak, Central Rice Research Institute, India

Differential Gene Expression Patterns of Male Sterile Lines of Alfalfa Hybrids at Bud Differentiation Stage and Heterosis

Liyan Cai, Inner Mongolia Academy of Forestry Monitoring, China
Fengling Shi, Inner Mongolia Agriculture University, China
Cuiping Gao, Inner Mongolia Agriculture University, China
Fengyan Yi, Inner Mongolia Academy of Agricultural and Animal Husbandry Sciences, China
Xia Gao, Inner Mongolia Academy of Forestry Monitoring, China

Transcriptome Analysis of Differentially Expressed Genes at Pre-Meiotic Developmental Stage in Pennisetum Hybrids with Contrasting Modes of Reproduction

Krishna Kumar Dwivedi, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
Auji Radhakrishna, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
D. R. Malaviya, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
Ajoy K. Roy, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
P. Kaushal, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India

Establishment of High-Efficiency Agrobacterium-Mediated Transformation of Callus Derived from Sehima nervosum, an Important Range Grass Species

Krishna Kumar Dwivedi, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
Tanu Sonkar, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
R. Katiyar, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
Auji Radhakrishna, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
P. Kaushal, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India

Ploidy Dependent Expression of Apomixis Components in Guinea Grass (Panicum maximum Jacq.)

P. Kaushal, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
Krishna Kumar Dwivedi, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
Auji Radhakrishna, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
Sheena Saxena, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
Sharmishtha Paul, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
Ajoy K. Roy, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
D. R. Malaviya, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India

Development of EST Derived Microsatellite Markers in Buffel Grass and Their Cross Transferability to Other Forage Grasses

Auji Radhakrishna, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
Krishna Kumar Dwivedi, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India

Down Regulation of Receptor like Kinase Gene in Apomictic Cenchrus ciliaris

Shashi, University of Delhi, India
Anuj Dwivedi, University of Delhi, India
Vishnu Bhat, University of Delhi, India