782 Genetics and Physiology

Oral Session
C05 Turfgrass Science
Thursday, 9 October 2008: 7:40 AM-11:40 AM
George R. Brown Convention Center, 370B

Mohammad Pessarakli
7:40 AM
Introductory Remarks
7:45 AM
Bermudagrass Freezing Tolerance Associated with Abscisic Acid Metabolism and Dehydrin Expression during Cold Acclimation.
Xunzhong Zhang, Virginia Polytechnic Inst. & State Univ. (Virginia Tech); Kehua Wang, Virginia Tech; Erik Ervin, Virginia Tech
8:30 AM
Molecular Characterization of Heat-responsive Genes Associated with Heat Tolerance in Bentgrass Species.
Bingru Huang, Rutgers Univ.; Yan Xu, Rutgers State University Accounts Payable; Jiang Tian, Rutgers Univ.; Faith Belanger, Rutgers University
8:45 AM
Characterization of ipt Gene Expression and Leaf Senescence in Creeping Bentgrass Subjected to Nitrogen Deficiency.
Yan Zhang, Rutgers University; Cuiyue Liang, Rutgers University; Bingru Huang, Rutgers University
9:00 AM
Screening Various Ryegrass Cultivars for Salt Stress Tolerance.
Mohammad Pessarakli, University of Arizona; David M. Kopec, University of Arizona
9:15 AM
Value of Rapid Initial Assessment of Native Grasses from Arizona for Potential Turf Type Growth.
David Kopec, University of Arizona; Steven Smith, University of Arizona; Mohammad Pessarakli, University of Arizona
9:30 AM
Colonial Bentgrass Genetic Linkage Mapping and Identification of the Chromosomal Location of Genes Responsible for Dollar Spot Resistance.
David Rotter, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Keenan Amundsen, U.S. Dep. of Agriculture; Stacy Bonos, Rutgers State University; William Meyer, Rutgers Univ.; Scott Warnke, USDA-ARS; Faith Belanger, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
9:45 AM
9:50 AM
10:00 AM
Comparative QTL Mapping for Seed Weight Between Ryegrass and Cereals.
Maiko Inoue Jr., University of Massachusettsu; Rebecca Brown, Univ. of Rhode Island; Reed Barker, Grass Genomic Testing, Inc.; Michael Casler, USDA-ARS; Geunhwa Jung, Univ. of Massachusetts
10:15 AM
Expressing the Bacterial Nitroreductase and XplA Genes in Creeping Bentgrass for Phytoremediation of the Explosives, TNT and RDX.
Gengyun Zhang, Univ. of Washington; Sharon L. Doty, University of Washington; Stuart E. Strand, University of Washington; Neil C. Bruce, Univ. of York; Elizabeth L. Rylott, Univ. of York; Antonio Palazzo, U.S. Army
10:45 AM
Is Vrn3 a Good Candidate Gene for Vernalization Control of Flowering in Lolium?.
Scott Warnke, USDA-ARS; Keenan Amundsen, USDA-ARS; Reed Barker, Grass Genomic Testing, Inc.
11:00 AM
Toward Association Mapping of Candidate Genes With Drought Tolerance in Perennial Ryegrass.
Yiwei Jiang, Purdue Univ.; Ying Wang, Purdue University-Agronomy Dept.; Shaomin Bian, Purdue University-Agronomy Dept.; Guihua Bai, USDA-ARS, Kansas State Univ.; Jianming Yu, K-State Res. & Ext.
11:15 AM
11:30 AM
Panel Discussion
11:40 AM