Genetic insights into elephantgrass persistence for bioenergy purpose

  title={Genetic insights into elephantgrass persistence for bioenergy purpose},
  author={Jo{\~a}o Romero do Amaral Santos de Carvalho Rocha and Tiago de Souza Marçal and Felipe V. Salvador and Adriel Carlos da Silva and Juarez Campolina Machado and Pedro Cresc{\^e}ncio Souza Carneiro},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
Persistence may be defined as high sustained yield over multi-harvest. Genetic insights about persistence are essential to ensure the success of breeding programs and any biomass-based project. This paper focuses on assessing the biomass yield persistence for bioenergy purpose of 100 elephantgrass clones measured in six growth seasons in Brazil. To assess the clones' persistence, an index based on random regression models and genotype-ideotype distance was proposed. Results suggested the… 

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