Transformation of Herbicide Tolerant and disease resistant creeping bentgrass

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Abstract

During the past decade transformation systems for many turfgrass species have been developed. Herbicide resistance, using the highly effective glufosinate resistance or glyphosate resistance genes, will be achievable for many species. The first commercial transgenic turfgrass will likely be glyphosate-resistant creeping bentgrass, which is in the final stages of development for commercial release. This will allow safe and effective control of Poa annua and other weeds on golf course greens and fairways. Genetic engineering of turfgrasses for improved disease resistance, enhanced abiotic stress tolerance, and other desirable stress tolerance traits is an active area of current research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationScience and Golf IV
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the WorId Scientific Congress of Golf
PublisherTaylor and Francis Inc.
Pages570-581
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780203715000
ISBN (Print)9780415283021
StatePublished - Nov 12 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

Keywords

  • Creeping bentgrass
  • Disease resistance
  • Genetic engineering

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    Belanger, F. C. (2012). Transformation of Herbicide Tolerant and disease resistant creeping bentgrass. In Science and Golf IV: Proceedings of the WorId Scientific Congress of Golf (pp. 570-581). Taylor and Francis Inc..