An Assessment of Phenotypic Diversity Within a Collection of Natural Lolium perenne Ecotypes and Cultivars from Across Europe

Type Conference Proceeding (Non-Journal item)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2015 Meeting of the Section “Forage Crops and Amenity Grasses” of Eucarpia
Subtitle of host publicationBreeding in a World of Scarcity
EditorsIsabel Roldán-Ruiz, Joost Baert, Dirk Reheul
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer Nature
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-28932-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-28930-4
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventEucarpia Fodder Crops and Amenity Section 2015 - Ghent, Belgium
Duration: 13 Sep 201517 Sep 2015


ConferenceEucarpia Fodder Crops and Amenity Section 2015
Period13 Sep 201517 Sep 2015
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Ninety-one Lolium perenne ecotypes, collected from across Europe, and six varieties were grown in a randomized fi eld trial over 2 years. The plants were analyzed for a range of morphological characters. The obtained results indicate that high variability actually exists among and within natural perennial ryegrass ecotypes and the cultivars and the differences observed between populations were based more on genetics than geography.