Marker assisted breeding to enhance forage quality in ryegrass varieties

Type Conference Proceeding (Non-Journal item)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAspects of Applied Biology
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings 'Crop Quality' Its role in sustainable livestock production
PublisherAssociation of Applied Biologists
Pages183-186
Number of pages4
Volume70
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventAssocation of Applied Biologists Conference - Manchester, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Duration: 15 Dec 200316 Dec 2003

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ConferenceAssocation of Applied Biologists Conference
CountryUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
CityManchester
Period15 Dec 200316 Dec 2003
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Abstract

This issue of Aspects of Applied Biology contains papers presented at the AAB conference on Crop quality and its importance for sustainable livestock production, held at the Manchester Conference Centre on 15-16 December 2003. The papers include general overviews concerning the future direction and priorities in forage crop breeding, as well as grassland and livestock research and knowledge transfer for developing profitable livestock systems with a more positive impact on the environment and biodiversity, and high quality food products for the consumer. Other papers deal more specifically with the genetic basis of quality traits in plants and progress towards the development of forage crops with improved quality traits, but also opportunities and challenges in developing forage crops for alternative uses such as fibres and biodegradable polymers. The remaining topics concern the impact on environment and biodiversity of different grassland management systems, research priorities for ruminant nutrition and improving the productive efficiency of grazing animals. Abberton, M. T., Andrews, M., Skøt, L. and Theodorou, M. K. (eds)