- Z.- Y. Wang,
- A. A. Hopkins and
- M. C. Saha
Genetic transformation allows the introduction of foreign genes from unrelated species and the down-regulation or up-regulation of endogenous genes. The technology is very effective in generating novel genetic variations and is expected to accelerate or complement conventional breeding efforts. Methods for generating transgenic tall fescue [Lolium arundinaceum (Schreb.) Darbysh.] plants have been developed based on biolistic transformation and Agrobacterium-mediated transformation. Potentially useful agronomic genes have been tested in tall fescue to improve forage quality and abiotic stress tolerance. In this chapter, we review progress in biotechnological improvement of tall fescue and discuss future molecular breeding of this species.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
Copyright © 2009. American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, 5585 Guilford Road, Madison, WI 53711-5801, USA. Tall Fescue for the Twenty-first Century. H.A. Fribourg, D.B. Hannaway, and C.P. West (ed.)