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Title: Breeding and Selection of New Switchgrass Varieties for Increased Biomass Production

Breeding and Selection of New Switchgrass Varieties for Increased Biomass Production Switchgrass breeding and genetics research was conducted from 1992-2002 at the Oklahoma State University as part of the national DOE-Bioenergy Feedstock Development Program (BFDP) effort to develop the species as a bioenergy feedstock crop. The fundamental objective of the program was to implement and conduct a breeding program to increase biomass yield capability in switchgrass and develop cultivars for the central and southern United States. Supporting research objectives included: (1) switchgrass germplasm collection, characterization, and enhancement; (2) elucidation of cytogenetic and breeding behavior; and (3) identification of best breeding procedures.
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OSTI Identifier:OSTI ID: 814564
Report Number(s):ORNL/SUB-02-19XSY162C/01
TRN: US200318%%53
DOE Contract Number:AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:Technical Report
Resource Relation:Other Information: PBD: 27 May 2003
Research Org:ORNL Oak Ridge National Laboratory (US)
Sponsoring Org:US Department of Energy (US)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 09 BIOMASS FUELS; BIOMASS; BREEDING; GENETICS; OKLAHOMA; PRODUCTION