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Title: The Genetics of Biofuel Traits in Panicum Grasses: Developing a Model System with Diploid Panicum Hallii

Abstract

Our DOE funded project focused on characterizing natural variation in C4 perennial grasses including switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) and Hall’s panicgrass (Panicum hallii). The main theme of our project was to better understand traits linked with plant performance and that impact the utility of plant biomass as a biofuel feedstock. In addition, our project developed tools and resources for studying genetic variation in Panicum hallii. Our project successfully screened both Panicum virgatum and Panicum hallii diverse natural collections for a host of phenotypes, developed genetic mapping populations for both species, completed genetic mapping for biofuel related traits, and helped in the development of genomic resources of Panicum hallii. Together, these studies have improved our understanding of the role of genetic and environmental factors in impacting plant performance. This information, along with new tools, will help foster the improvement of perennial grasses for feedstock applications.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX (United States). Dept. of Integrative Biology
  2. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
Contributing Org.:
USDOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI), Walnut Creek, CA (United States); National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
1337332
Report Number(s):
DOE-UT-08451
DOE Contract Number:
SC0008451
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; switchgrass; Hall's panicgrass; genetic mapping; diversity

Citation Formats

Juenger, Thomas, and Wolfrum, Ed. The Genetics of Biofuel Traits in Panicum Grasses: Developing a Model System with Diploid Panicum Hallii. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.2172/1337332.
Juenger, Thomas, & Wolfrum, Ed. The Genetics of Biofuel Traits in Panicum Grasses: Developing a Model System with Diploid Panicum Hallii. United States. doi:10.2172/1337332.
Juenger, Thomas, and Wolfrum, Ed. Sun . "The Genetics of Biofuel Traits in Panicum Grasses: Developing a Model System with Diploid Panicum Hallii". United States. doi:10.2172/1337332. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1337332.
@article{osti_1337332,
title = {The Genetics of Biofuel Traits in Panicum Grasses: Developing a Model System with Diploid Panicum Hallii},
author = {Juenger, Thomas and Wolfrum, Ed},
abstractNote = {Our DOE funded project focused on characterizing natural variation in C4 perennial grasses including switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) and Hall’s panicgrass (Panicum hallii). The main theme of our project was to better understand traits linked with plant performance and that impact the utility of plant biomass as a biofuel feedstock. In addition, our project developed tools and resources for studying genetic variation in Panicum hallii. Our project successfully screened both Panicum virgatum and Panicum hallii diverse natural collections for a host of phenotypes, developed genetic mapping populations for both species, completed genetic mapping for biofuel related traits, and helped in the development of genomic resources of Panicum hallii. Together, these studies have improved our understanding of the role of genetic and environmental factors in impacting plant performance. This information, along with new tools, will help foster the improvement of perennial grasses for feedstock applications.},
doi = {10.2172/1337332},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Sun Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}

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