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Author(s):Burton, G. W.
Author Affiliation:Crops Research Division, A.R.S., U.S. Department of Agriculture and the University of Georgia, College of Agriculture Experiment Stations Coastal Plain Experiment Station, Tifton, Georgia, U.S.A.
Title:Breeding better bermudagrasses
Section:Genetics and breeding of forage plants
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Source:Proceedings of the 9th International Grassland Congress. Vol. 1, 1965, p. 93-96.
# of Pages:4
Publishing Information:Zurich, Etc., V. P.
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Cynodon dactylon; Cynodon transvaalensis; Cynodon plectostachyus; Turfgrass profile; Hybridization; Breeding improvement; Genotypes; Pollination; Dry weight; Clones; Hybrids; Seed propagation; Breeding; Genetic variability
Abstract/Contents:"Bermudagrass, Cynodon sp. L. Rich., grows throughout the tropical and sub-tropical parts of the world. Most members of this highly variable genus are classified as C. dactylon (L.) Pers. (2n = 18,36), C. transvaalensis Burtt-Davy (2n = 18), or C. plectostachyum (K. Schum.) Pilg. (2n = 18). Intraspecific hybrids between C. dactylon clones from United States and Africa are excellent forage plants such as the Coastal and Suwannee varieties. Some of these are completely sterile but vegetative propagation is practicable, as evidenced by 6 million acres planted to Coastal. Interspecific C. dactylon x C. transvaalensis hybrids (2n = 27), such as Tifgreen and Tifway are completely sterile but make excellent vegetatively propagated turfgrasses. Attempts to hybridize C. plectostachyum with C. dactylon and C. transvaalensis have failed. Self-incompatibility occurs in clones of C. dactylon and C. transvaalensis. High-yielding, seed-propagated F₁ hybrids of C. dactylon can be produced by interplanting two selected self-sterile, cross-fertile clones in seed fields. Methods for breeding better bermudagrasses are discussed."
Abstract also appears in Portuguese (Title: "Melhoramento da grama bermuda")
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Burton, G. W. 1965. Breeding better bermudagrasses. p. 93-96. In Proceedings of the 9th International Grassland Congress. Zurich, Etc., V. P.
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