Characterization of a USDA Kentucky Bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.) Core Collection for Reproductive Mode and DNA Content by Flow Cytometry

@article{Wieners2005CharacterizationOA,
  title={Characterization of a USDA Kentucky Bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.) Core Collection for Reproductive Mode and DNA Content by Flow Cytometry},
  author={Robert R. Wieners and Shui-Zhang Fei and Richard C. Johnson},
  journal={Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution},
  year={2005},
  volume={53},
  pages={1531-1541}
}
Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.) is an important turf and forage grass species with a facultative apomictic breeding behavior. In this study, mature seed and leaf tissue from 38 accessions of a USDA core collection of Kentucky bluegrass were analyzed with flow cytometry to characterize the reproductive mode and DNA content for each accession. Major reproductive pathways for each accession were determined based upon the presence and the position of the peaks observed and the known methods… CONTINUE READING