2. Switchgrass Genetics and Breeding Challenges

  1. Malay C. Saha4,
  2. Hem S. Bhandari5 and
  3. Joseph H. Bouton6
  1. Laura Bartley1,
  2. Yanqi Wu2,
  3. Aaron Saathoff3 and
  4. Gautam Sarath3

Published Online: 25 APR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118609477.ch2

Bioenergy Feedstocks: Breeding and Genetics

Bioenergy Feedstocks: Breeding and Genetics

How to Cite

Bartley, L., Wu, Y., Saathoff, A. and Sarath, G. (2013) Switchgrass Genetics and Breeding Challenges, in Bioenergy Feedstocks: Breeding and Genetics (eds M. C. Saha, H. S. Bhandari and J. H. Bouton), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118609477.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Forage Improvement Division (FID), The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc., Ardmore, OK

  2. 5

    Department of Plant Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

  3. 6

    Forage Improvement Division (FID), The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc., Ardmore, OK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Microbiolgy and Plant Biology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Plant and Soil Science, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, USA

  3. 3

    Grain, Forage, and Bioenergy Research Unit: USDA-ARS and Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68583, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 APR 2013
  2. Published Print: 31 MAR 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470960332

Online ISBN: 9781118609477

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Keywords:

  • genome structure;
  • cytogenetics;
  • genetic diversity;
  • molecular breeding;
  • switchgrass

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Origin and Distribution

  • Growth and Development, Genome Structure and Cytogenetics

  • Genetic Diversity

  • Phenotypic Variability and Inheritance

  • Conventional Breeding Approaches

  • Molecular Breeding

  • Conclusions and Future Directions