Future directions in the molecular breeding of forage and turf

Spangenberg, G. C., Forster, J. W., Edwards, D., John, U. A., Mouradov, Emmerling, M., Batley, J., Felitti, S., Cogan, N. O. I., Smith, K. F. and Dobrowolski, M. P. (2005). Future directions in the molecular breeding of forage and turf. In: M. O. Humphreys, Molecular breeding for the genetic improvement of forage crops and turf. 4th International Symposium on the Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf, a satellite workshop of the XXth International Grassland Congress, Aberystwyth, Wales, (83-97). 3 - 7 July, 2005.

Author Spangenberg, G. C.
Forster, J. W.
Edwards, D.
John, U. A., Mouradov
Emmerling, M.
Batley, J.
Felitti, S.
Cogan, N. O. I.
Smith, K. F.
Dobrowolski, M. P.
Title of paper Future directions in the molecular breeding of forage and turf
Conference name 4th International Symposium on the Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf, a satellite workshop of the XXth International Grassland Congress
Conference location Aberystwyth, Wales
Conference dates 3 - 7 July, 2005
Proceedings title Molecular breeding for the genetic improvement of forage crops and turf
Place of Publication Aberystwyth, Wales
Publisher Wageningen Academic Publishers
Publication Year 2005
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9076998736
Editor M. O. Humphreys
Start page 83
End page 97
Total pages 15
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Forage and turf molecular breeding has now clearly entered the post-genomic era, with a large amount of structural genomics information and genomic resources available for key forage and turf species and relevant model systems. A primary challenge ahead is the conversion of this information into useful functional knowledge for the development of molecular breeding technologies and products. High-throughput approaches for spatial and temporal analysis and the integration of data from the related fields of genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics and phenomics in a systems biology context will be critical for the establishment of stringent gene-function correlations. Translational genomics will allow for results obtained using model plant systems such as Arabidopsis thaliana, rice and Medicago truncatula to have major impact on understanding the molecular basis of plant processes and have direct application to the molecular breeding of forage and turf plants. These developments will be enhanced through applications of transgenesis and functionally associated genetic markers in forage and turf molecular breeding building on genomic and post-genomic discoveries in these target species.
Subjects 070305 Crop and Pasture Improvement (Selection and Breeding)
0703 Crop and Pasture Production
Keyword Forage
Turf
Molecular breeding
Genomics
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