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Title: 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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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
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