Dihaploid Stocks of Switchgrass Isolated by a Screening Approach

  title={Dihaploid Stocks of Switchgrass Isolated by a Screening Approach},
  author={Hugh A. Young and Bradley J. Hernlem and Amy L. Anderton and Christina L. Lanzatella and Christian M. Tobias},
  journal={BioEnergy Research},
Manipulation of ploidy in switchgrass has potential to accelerate inbred production and to provide insight about genome structure through either sequencing or cytogenetic approaches. We have identified two dihaploid individuals isolated from among the progeny of a controlled cross between two individuals of the cultivars Alamo and Kanlow. The dihaploid lines were initially distinguished from the parental lines by their reduced heterozygosity and were subsequently confirmed through estimation of… CONTINUE READING