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Newsletter
Author(s):Riordan, Terrance
Author Affiliation:Department of Horticulture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Title:Genetically enhanced turfgrasses ­ where are we going?
Source:Center for Grassland Studies [Newsletter]. Vol. 6, No. 1, Winter 2000, p. 1, 6.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Transgenic turfgrasses; Genetic engineering; Roundup ready; Technology
Abstract/Contents:Discusses genetically modified turfgrass, stating that "there are three major reasons turfgrasses are being considered for enhancement or genetic transformation: 1) there are environmental concerns related to the...use of turfgrasses, 2) there is...increased economic incentive to develop improved or environmentally friendly turfgrasses, and 3) the technology is now available to successfully enhance or transform turfgrasses." Lists characteristics that are being considered for improvement, including heat, drought, disease, insect and drought tolerance; color; and growth. Discusses potential concerns of genetically modified turfgrasses, including "1) effect of gene products on non-target organisms, 2) effect on competitiveness of the plant (grass becomes a serious weed), 3) accidental transfer of introduced genes to other plants (cross pollination), and 4) natural development of herbicide resistance in weedy populations."
Language:English
References:0
Note:Pictures, b/w
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Riordan, T. 2000. Genetically enhanced turfgrasses ­ where are we going?. Center for Grassland Studies [Newsletter]. 6(1):p. 1, 6.
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