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Chromosome Res. 2007;15(1):105-13.

Introgression mapping in the grasses.

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  • 1Molecular and Applied Genetics Team, Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research, Plas Gogerddan, Aberystwyth, SY23 3EB, Wales, UK. julie.king@bbsrc.ac.uk

Abstract

The unique properties of Lolium/Festuca hybrids and their derivatives provide an ideal system for intergeneric introgression. At IGER a focus on the Lolium perenne/Festuca pratensis system is being exploited to elucidate genome organization in the grasses, determination of the genetic control of target traits and the isolation of markers for marker-assisted selection in breeding programmes.

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