Thesis / Dissertation

Development of Advanced Phenomics Tools for Molecular Breeding of Biomass Yield Improvement in Perennial Ryegrass (Lolium perenne. L)

Alem Gebremedhin Gebre, Kevin Smith (ed.)

Published : 2020


Increasing the biomass yield of perennial forage crops remains a crucial factor underpinning the profitability of grazing industries, and therefore is a priority for breeding programs. The rate of genetic gain for dry matter yield (DMY) in forage crops is likely to be increased with the development and application of genomic selection (GS) strategies. However, realising the full potential of GS will require an increase in the amount of phenotypic data and the rate at which it is collected. Phenotyping remains a critical bottleneck in the implementation of GS in forage species. Current assessment of DMY in forage crop breeding includes visual scores, sample clipping and mowing of plots, which..

View full abstract

University of Melbourne Researchers