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Breeding for Grass Seed Yield

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  • Afgrødeøkologi og Produktkvalitet
  • Molekylær Genetik og Bioteknologi
  • Institut for Genetik og Bioteknologi
Seed yield is a trait of major interest for many fodder and amenity grass species and has received increasing attention since seed multiplication is economically relevant for novel grass cultivars to compete in the commercial market. Although seed yield is a complex trait and affected by agricultural practices as well as environmental factors, traits related to seed production reveal considerable genetic variation, prerequisite for improvement by direct or indirect selection. This chapter first reports on the biological and physiological basics of the grass reproduction system, then highlights important aspects and components affecting the seed yield potential and the agronomic and environmental aspects affecting the utilization and realization of the seed yield potential. Finally, it discusses the potential of plant breeding to sustainably improve total seed yield in fodder and amenity grasses.
TitelHandbook of Plant Breeding : Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses
RedaktørerBeat Boller, Ulrich K Posselt, Fabio Veronesi
Antal sider14
UdgivelsesstedSpringer New York
ISBN (trykt)978-1-4419-0759-2
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-1-4419-0760-8
StatusUdgivet - 2010

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