festuca

Summary

Summary: A plant genus of the family POACEAE. The common name of fescue is also used with some other grasses.

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  1. Chen Y, Ji Y, Yu H, Wang Z. A new Neotyphodium species from Festuca parvigluma Steud. grown in China. Mycologia. 2009;101:681-5 pubmed
    ..Here we propose a new species inhabiting Festuca parvigluma native to China...
  2. Alm V, Fang C, Busso C, Devos K, Vollan K, Grieg Z, et al. A linkage map of meadow fescue ( Festuca pratensis Huds.) and comparative mapping with other Poaceae species. Theor Appl Genet. 2003;108:25-40 pubmed
    A genetic linkage map has been constructed for meadow fescue ( Festuca pratensis Huds.) (2n=2 x=14) using a full-sib family of a cross between a genotype from a Norwegian population (HF2) and a genotype from a Yugoslavian cultivar (B14)...
  3. Buanafina M, Langdon T, Hauck B, Dalton S, Timms Taravella E, Morris P. Targeting expression of a fungal ferulic acid esterase to the apoplast, endoplasmic reticulum or golgi can disrupt feruloylation of the growing cell wall and increase the biodegradability of tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea). Plant Biotechnol J. 2010;8:316-31 pubmed publisher
    ..monomeric and dimeric phenolics can be achieved in the growing cell walls during plant development in leaves of Festuca arundinacea by constitutive intracellular targeted expression of Aspergillus niger ferulic acid esterase (FAEA)...
  4. Hand M, Cogan N, Forster J. Genome-wide SNP identification in multiple morphotypes of allohexaploid tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb). BMC Genomics. 2012;13:219 pubmed
  5. Ergon A, Fang C, Jørgensen Ø, Aamlid T, Rognli O. Quantitative trait loci controlling vernalisation requirement, heading time and number of panicles in meadow fescue (Festuca pratensis Huds.). Theor Appl Genet. 2006;112:232-42 pubmed
    The "BF14/16xHF2/7" mapping population of meadow fescue (Festuca pratensis Huds...
  6. Saha M, Mian R, Zwonitzer J, Chekhovskiy K, Hopkins A. An SSR- and AFLP-based genetic linkage map of tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb.). Theor Appl Genet. 2005;110:323-36 pubmed
    Tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb.) is commonly grown as forage and turf grass in the temperate regions of the world. Here, we report the first genetic map of tall fescue constructed with PCR-based markers...
  7. Kosmala A, Perlikowski D, Pawłowicz I, Rapacz M. Changes in the chloroplast proteome following water deficit and subsequent watering in a high- and a low-drought-tolerant genotype of Festuca arundinacea. J Exp Bot. 2012;63:6161-72 pubmed publisher
    b>Festuca arundinacea is one of the most drought-tolerant species within the Lolium-Festuca complex and was used as a model for research aimed at identifying the chloroplast components involved in the proteomic response for drought stress ..
  8. Buanafina M, Langdon T, Hauck B, Dalton S, Morris P. Expression of a fungal ferulic acid esterase increases cell wall digestibility of tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea). Plant Biotechnol J. 2008;6:264-80 pubmed
    ..In this study, genetically modified Festuca arundinacea plants were produced expressing an Aspergillus niger ferulic acid esterase (FAEA) targeted to the ..
  9. Sugiyama S, Gotoh M. How meristem plasticity in response to soil nutrients and light affects plant growth in four Festuca grass species. New Phytol. 2010;185:747-58 pubmed publisher
    ..to light and soil nutrients affected leaf growth and relative growth rate (RGR) in fast- and slow-growing Festuca grass species...

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  1. Fjellheim S, Rognli O. Molecular diversity of local Norwegian meadow fescue (Festuca pratensis Huds.) populations and Nordic cultivars-consequences for management and utilisation. Theor Appl Genet. 2005;111:640-50 pubmed
    Genetic diversity and relatedness were studied in 30 Norwegian local populations of meadow fescue (Festuca pratensis Huds.) using amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) markers...
  2. Bartos J, Sandve S, Kölliker R, Kopecky D, Christelová P, Stočes S, et al. Genetic mapping of DArT markers in the Festuca-Lolium complex and their use in freezing tolerance association analysis. Theor Appl Genet. 2011;122:1133-47 pubmed publisher
    Species belonging to the Festuca-Lolium complex are important forage and turf species and as such, have been studied intensively...
  3. Kosmala A, Bocian A, Rapacz M, Jurczyk B, Zwierzykowski Z. Identification of leaf proteins differentially accumulated during cold acclimation between Festuca pratensis plants with distinct levels of frost tolerance. J Exp Bot. 2009;60:3595-609 pubmed publisher
    b>Festuca pratensis (meadow fescue) as the most frost-tolerant species within the Lolium-Festuca complex was used as a model for research aimed at identifying the cellular components involved in the cold acclimation (CA) of forage grasses...
  4. Huang T, Rehak L, Jander G. meta-Tyrosine in Festuca rubra ssp. commutata (Chewings fescue) is synthesized by hydroxylation of phenylalanine. Phytochemistry. 2012;75:60-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Copious amounts of m-tyrosine can be found in root exudates of the fine fescue cultivar, Festuca rubra L. ssp. commutata (Chewings fescue)...
  5. Kopecky D, Bartos J, Lukaszewski A, Baird J, Cernoch V, Kölliker R, et al. Development and mapping of DArT markers within the Festuca - Lolium complex. BMC Genomics. 2009;10:473 pubmed publisher
    ..Among cultivated grasses, species within the Festuca-Lolium complex predominate, especially in temperate regions...
  6. Zhang Y, Mian M, Chekhovskiy K, So S, Kupfer D, Lai H, et al. Differential gene expression in Festuca under heat stress conditions. J Exp Bot. 2005;56:897-907 pubmed
    Fescues (Festuca sp.) are major cool-season forage and turf grass species around the world. Heat stress is one of the limiting factors in the production of fescues as forage in the southern Great Plains of the US...
  7. Wang Z, Ge Y. Agrobacterium-mediated high efficiency transformation of tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea). J Plant Physiol. 2005;162:103-13 pubmed
    Tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea) is the predominant cool-season pasture grass in the USA...
  8. Scarponi L, Del Buono D. Benoxacor induction of terbuthylazine detoxification in Zea mays and Festuca arundinacea. J Agric Food Chem. 2005;53:2483-8 pubmed
    The action of safener benoxacor on the detoxification of terbuthylazine (TBA) in Zea mays and Festuca arundinacea was ascertained by the investigation of the effects of benoxacor on the activity of glutathione-S-transferases (GSTs) in ..
  9. Romo M, Leuchtmann A, García B, Zabalgogeazcoa I. A totivirus infecting the mutualistic fungal endophyte Epichloë festucae. Virus Res. 2007;124:38-43 pubmed
    Epichloë festucae (Ascomycota) infects the grass Festuca rubra. Infected plants may be more resistant to herbivores and obtain other benefits. The 5109bp dsRNA genome of a virus which infects E...
  10. Ho C, Applegate B, Banks M. Impact of microbial/plant interactions on the transformation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in rhizosphere of Festuca arundinacea. Int J Phytoremediation. 2007;9:107-14 pubmed publisher
    The promotion of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) degradation was demonstrated in the rhizosphere of Festuca arundinacea with Pseudomonas fluorescens. P...
  11. Green S, Renault S. Influence of papermill sludge on growth of Medicago sativa, Festuca rubra and Agropyron trachycaulum in gold mine tailings: a greenhouse study. Environ Pollut. 2008;151:524-31 pubmed
    ..the suitability of adding papermill sludge to neutral/alkaline gold mine tailings to improve the establishment of Festuca rubra, Agropyron trachycaulum and Medicago sativa. Festuca rubra root and shoot biomass and A...
  12. Diédhiou C, Popova O, Dietz K, Golldack D. The SUI-homologous translation initiation factor eIF-1 is involved in regulation of ion homeostasis in rice. Plant Biol (Stuttg). 2008;10:298-309 pubmed publisher
    ..increased expression of a SUI-homologous translation initiation factor eIF-1 in the salt-tolerant grass species Festuca rubra ssp. littoralis but not in rice...
  13. Wang J, Bughrara S. Monitoring of gene expression profiles and identification of candidate genes involved in drought responses in Festuca mairei. Mol Genet Genomics. 2007;277:571-87 pubmed
    ..technique was applied for identification of genes responding to drought stress in a xerophytic adapted plant, Festuca mairei. A total of 11,346 transcript derived fragments (TDFs) were detected, and 464 (4...
  14. Saha M, Cooper J, Mian M, Chekhovskiy K, May G. Tall fescue genomic SSR markers: development and transferability across multiple grass species. Theor Appl Genet. 2006;113:1449-58 pubmed
    ..Currently, a very limited number of SSR markers are available for tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb.) and other forage grass species...
  15. Jurczyk B, Rapacz M, Budzisz K, Barcik W, Sasal M. The effects of cold, light and time of day during low-temperature shift on the expression of CBF6, FpCor14b and LOS2 in Festuca pratensis. Plant Sci. 2012;183:143-8 pubmed publisher
    ..effects of combined treatment with light and cold on the transcript levels of CBF6, FpCor14b and LOS2 genes in Festuca pratensis. We have demonstrated that the regulation of CBF6, FpCor14b and LOS2 induction kinetics in F...
  16. Alm V, Busso C, Ergon A, Rudi H, Larsen A, Humphreys M, et al. QTL analyses and comparative genetic mapping of frost tolerance, winter survival and drought tolerance in meadow fescue (Festuca pratensis Huds.). Theor Appl Genet. 2011;123:369-82 pubmed publisher
    ..loci (QTLs) for frost and drought tolerance, and winter survival in the field, were mapped in meadow fescue (Festuca pratensis Huds...
  17. Kosmala A, Zwierzykowski Z, Gasior D, Rapacz M, Zwierzykowska E, Humphreys M. GISH/FISH mapping of genes for freezing tolerance transferred from Festuca pratensis to Lolium multiflorum. Heredity (Edinb). 2006;96:243-51 pubmed
    The first backcross breeding programme for the transfer of freezing-tolerance genes from winter hardy Festuca pratensis to winter-sensitive Lolium multiflorum is described. A partly fertile, triploid F(1) hybrid F...
  18. Armstead I, Skøt L, Turner L, Skøt K, Donnison I, Humphreys M, et al. Identification of perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne (L.)) and meadow fescue (Festuca pratensis (Huds.)) candidate orthologous sequences to the rice Hd1(Se1) and barley HvCO1 CONSTANS-like genes through comparative mapping and microsynteny. New Phytol. 2005;167:239-47 pubmed
    ..mapping were used to identify candidate orthologous sequences to the rice Hd1(Se1) gene in Lolium perenne and Festuca pratensis. A F...
  19. Cai Y, Xiang F, Zhi D, Liu H, Xia G. Genotyping of somatic hybrids between Festuca arundinacea Schreb. and Triticum aestivum L. Plant Cell Rep. 2007;26:1809-19 pubmed
    ..hybrids, we synthesized hybrid calli and plants via PEG-mediated protoplast fusion between recipient tall fescue (Festuca. arundinacea Schreb.) and donor wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)...
  20. Díaz Pérez A, Sequeira M, Santos Guerra A, Catalán P. Multiple colonizations, in situ speciation, and volcanism-associated stepping-stone dispersals shaped the phylogeography of the Macaronesian red fescues (Festuca L., Gramineae). Syst Biol. 2008;57:732-49 pubmed publisher
    ..The population-based phylogeographical trends deduced from our study could be used as predictive models for other Macaronesian plant endemics with similar distribution areas and dispersal abilities...
  21. Smarda P, Bures P, Horova L, Rotreklová O. Intrapopulation genome size dynamics in Festuca pallens. Ann Bot. 2008;102:599-607 pubmed publisher
    ..Genome size dynamics, heritability and phenotype effects are analysed here in a wild population of Festuca pallens (Poaceae).
  22. Ambrose K, Belanger F. SOLiD-SAGE of endophyte-infected red fescue reveals numerous effects on host transcriptome and an abundance of highly expressed fungal secreted proteins. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e53214 pubmed publisher
    ..As a first step towards understanding the basis of the endophyte-mediated disease resistance in Festuca rubra we carried out a SOLiD-SAGE quantitative transcriptome comparison of endophyte-free and Epichloë festucae-..
  23. Carris L, Castlebury L, Huang G, Alderman S, Luo J, Bao X. Tilletia vankyi, a new species of reticulate-spored bunt fungus with non-conjugating basidiospores infecting species of Festuca and Lolium. Mycol Res. 2007;111:1386-98 pubmed
    ..unique to known reticulate-spored species of Tilletia was found infecting plants in seed production fields of Festuca rubra ssp. rubra (red fescue) and F. rubra ssp...
  24. Zhao J, Zhi D, Xue Z, Liu H, Xia G. Enhanced salt tolerance of transgenic progeny of tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea) expressing a vacuolar Na+/H+ antiporter gene from Arabidopsis. J Plant Physiol. 2007;164:1377-83 pubmed
    ..To generate salt-tolerant turf and forage, we had transformed tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea) with AtNHX1, a vacuolar Na(+)/H(+) antiporter gene from Arabidopsis thaliana...
  25. Moore B, Donnison I, Harper J, Armstead I, King J, Thomas H, et al. Molecular tagging of a senescence gene by introgression mapping of a stay-green mutation from Festuca pratensis. New Phytol. 2005;165:801-6 pubmed
    Intergeneric hybrids between Lolium multiflorum and Festuca pratensis (Lm/Fp) and their derivatives exhibit a unique combination of genetic and cytogenetic characteristics: chromosomes undergo a high frequency of homoeologous ..
  26. Baptist F, Secher Fromell H, Viard Crétat F, Aranjuelo I, Clement J, Creme A, et al. Carbohydrate and nitrogen stores in Festuca paniculata under mowing explain dominance in subalpine grasslands. Plant Biol (Stuttg). 2013;15:395-404 pubmed publisher
    ..This study evaluated the ecophysiological mechanisms limiting short- and long-term recovery after mowing for Festuca paniculata, a competitive grass that takes over subalpine grasslands in the Alps following cessation of mowing...
  27. Gao Y, Li H, Gong S. Ascorbic acid enhances the accumulation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in roots of tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb.). PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e50467 pubmed publisher
    ..POD) and polyphenol oxidase (PPO), thus enhancing the potential risks of PAH contamination in tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb.)...
  28. Donnison I, O Sullivan D, Thomas A, Canter P, Moore B, Armstead I, et al. Construction of a Festuca pratensis BAC library for map-based cloning in Festulolium substitution lines. Theor Appl Genet. 2005;110:846-51 pubmed
    ..in Festulolium is a potentially powerful tool to isolate genes for a large number of traits which differ between Festuca pratensis Huds. and Lolium perenne L...
  29. Tang M, Lü S, Jing Y, Zhou X, Sun J, Shen S. Isolation and identification of a cold-inducible gene encoding a putative DRE-binding transcription factor from Festuca arundinacea. Plant Physiol Biochem. 2005;43:233-9 pubmed
    ..DRE-binding protein gene FaDREB1 encoded for an AP2/ERFBP-type transcription factor was isolated by RACE-PCR from Festuca arundinacea Schreb seedlings...
  30. Ergen N, Dinler G, Shearman R, Budak H. Identifying, cloning and structural analysis of differentially expressed genes upon Puccinia infection of Festuca rubra var. rubra. Gene. 2007;393:145-52 pubmed
    Differentially expressed genes in response to rust infection (Puccinia sp.) in creeping red fescue (Festuca rubra var. rubra) were identified and quantified using the mRNA differential display technique...
  31. Kopecky D, Lukaszewski A, Dolezel J. Cytogenetics of Festulolium (Festuca x Lolium hybrids). Cytogenet Genome Res. 2008;120:370-83 pubmed publisher
    Grasses are the most important and widely cultivated crops. Among them, ryegrasses (Lolium spp.) and fescues (Festuca spp...
  32. Takach J, Mittal S, Swoboda G, Bright S, Trammell M, Hopkins A, et al. Genotypic and chemotypic diversity of Neotyphodium endophytes in tall fescue from Greece. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2012;78:5501-10 pubmed publisher
    ..FaTG-2 (Festuca arundinacea taxonomic group 2 isolates (G2 and G3)...
  33. Humphreys J, Harper J, Armstead I, Humphreys M. Introgression-mapping of genes for drought resistance transferred from Festuca arundinacea var. glaucescens into Lolium multiflorum. Theor Appl Genet. 2005;110:579-87 pubmed
    Procedures for the transfer of genes for drought resistance from Festuca glaucescens (2n=4x=28) into Lolium multiflorum (2n=2x=14) are described. Following the initial hybridisation of a synthetic autotetraploid of L...
  34. Kopecky D, Loureiro J, Zwierzykowski Z, Ghesquière M, Dolezel J. Genome constitution and evolution in Lolium x Festuca hybrid cultivars (Festulolium). Theor Appl Genet. 2006;113:731-42 pubmed
    ..perenne) and tolerance against abiotic stress of fescues (Festuca pratensis, F. arundinacea and F. arundinacea var. glaucescens)...
  35. Ghatnekar L, Jaarola M, Bengtsson B. The introgression of a functional nuclear gene from Poa to Festuca ovina. Proc Biol Sci. 2006;273:395-9 pubmed
    In sheep's fescue, Festuca ovina, genes coding for the cytosolic enzyme phosphoglucose isomerase, PGIC, are not only found at the standard locus, PgiC1, but also at a segregating second locus, PgiC2...
  36. Qiao W, Zhao X, Li W, Luo Y, Zhang X. Overexpression of AeNHX1, a root-specific vacuolar Na+/H+ antiporter from Agropyron elongatum, confers salt tolerance to Arabidopsis and Festuca plants. Plant Cell Rep. 2007;26:1663-72 pubmed
    ..Similarly, AeNHX1 also functioned in transgenic Festuca plants...
  37. Afkhami M, Rudgers J. Endophyte-mediated resistance to herbivores depends on herbivore identity in the wild grass Festuca subverticillata. Environ Entomol. 2009;38:1086-95 pubmed
    ..on herbivores of the wild grass Festuca subverticillata. In feeding trials, endophyte presence altered the preference of all five insect species tested...
  38. Hand M, Cogan N, Forster J. Molecular characterisation and interpretation of genetic diversity within globally distributed germplasm collections of tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb.) and meadow fescue (F. pratensis Huds.). Theor Appl Genet. 2012;124:1127-37 pubmed publisher
    Allohexaploid tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb. syn. Lolium arundinaceum [Schreb.] Darbysh.) is an agriculturally important grass cultivated for pasture and turf world-wide...
  39. Zhao S, Jia L, Duo L. The use of a biodegradable chelator for enhanced phytoextraction of heavy metals by Festuca arundinacea from municipal solid waste compost and associated heavy metal leaching. Bioresour Technol. 2013;129:249-55 pubmed publisher
    ..chelator-nitrilotriacetic acid (NTA) on the uptake of heavy metals from municipal solid waste (MSW) compost by Festuca arundinacea and metal leaching were investigated...
  40. Sullivan T, Faeth S. Gene flow in the endophyte Neotyphodium and implications for coevolution with Festuca arizonica. Mol Ecol. 2004;13:649-56 pubmed
    Arizona fescue (Festuca arizonica) often harbours asymptomatic, asexual endophytic fungi from the genus Neotyphodium...
  41. King J, Armstead I, Donnison I, Thomas H, Jones R, Kearsey M, et al. Physical and genetic mapping in the grasses Lolium perenne and Festuca pratensis. Genetics. 2002;161:315-24 pubmed
    A single chromosome of the grass species Festuca pratensis has been introgressed into Lolium perenne to produce a diploid monosomic substitution line 2n = 2x = 14. In this line recombination occurs throughout the length of the F...
  42. Macduff J, Bakken A. Diurnal variation in uptake and xylem contents of inorganic and assimilated N under continuous and interrupted N supply to Phleum pratense and Festuca pratensis. J Exp Bot. 2003;54:431-44 pubmed
    Compensation by dark-period uptake of NH(4)(+) and NO(3)(-) in the grasses Phleum pratense L. and Festuca pratensis Huds...
  43. Hand M, Cogan N, Stewart A, Forster J. Evolutionary history of tall fescue morphotypes inferred from molecular phylogenetics of the Lolium-Festuca species complex. BMC Evol Biol. 2010;10:303 pubmed publisher
    The agriculturally important pasture grass tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb. syn. Lolium arundinaceum (Schreb.) Darbysh...
  44. Zhang J, Cheng G, Yu F, Kräuchi N, Li M. Intensity and importance of competition for a grass (Festuca rubra) and a legume (Trifolium pratense) vary with environmental changes. J Integr Plant Biol. 2008;50:1570-9 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Festuca rubra and Trifolium pratense were grown in monoculture and in two- and/or three-species mixtures under three ..
  45. Kopecky D, Lukaszewski A, Dolezel J. Meiotic behaviour of individual chromosomes of Festuca pratensis in tetraploid Lolium multiflorum. Chromosome Res. 2008;16:987-98 pubmed publisher
    Intergeneric hybrids of fescues (Festuca spp.) and ryegrasses (Lolium spp.) are unique for the ability of their chromosomes to pair essentially freely in meiotic metaphase I (MI)...
  46. Vallenback P, Jaarola M, Ghatnekar L, Bengtsson B. Origin and timing of the horizontal transfer of a PgiC gene from Poa to Festuca ovina. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2008;46:890-6 pubmed publisher
    ..second locus, PgiC2, for the enzyme phosphoglucose isomerase (PGIC) is found in the grass sheep's fescue, Festuca ovina...
  47. Ksiazczyk T, Taciak M, Zwierzykowski Z. Variability of ribosomal DNA sites in Festuca pratensis, Lolium perenne, and their intergeneric hybrids, revealed by FISH and GISH. J Appl Genet. 2010;51:449-60 pubmed publisher
    ..variability of chromosomal location and number of ribosomal DNA (rDNA) sites in some diploid and autotetraploid Festuca pratensis and Lolium perenne cultivars, as well as on identification of rDNA-bearing chromosomes in their ..
  48. Kopecky D, Bartos J, Christelová P, Cernoch V, Kilian A, Dolezel J. Genomic constitution of Festuca × Lolium hybrids revealed by the DArTFest array. Theor Appl Genet. 2011;122:355-63 pubmed publisher
    Complementary attributes of Festuca and Lolium grasses can be combined in hybrid cultivars called Festuloliums, which are becoming increasingly popular fodder crops and amenity plants...
  49. Bettany A, Dalton S, Timms E, Manderyck B, Dhanoa M, Morris P. Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation of Festuca arundinacea (Schreb.) and Lolium multiflorum (Lam.). Plant Cell Rep. 2003;21:437-44 pubmed
    ..hph) and beta-glucuronidase (uidA) genes has been used to transform two agronomic grass species: tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea) and Italian ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum)...
  50. Unver T, Bakar M, Shearman R, Budak H. Genome-wide profiling and analysis of Festuca arundinacea miRNAs and transcriptomes in response to foliar glyphosate application. Mol Genet Genomics. 2010;283:397-413 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Festuca arundinacea cv...
  51. Pereira S, Saker M, Vale M, Vasconcelos V. Comparison of sensitivity of grasses (Lolium perenne L. and Festuca rubra L.) and lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) exposed to water contaminated with microcystins. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol. 2009;83:81-4 pubmed publisher
    ..producers) on germination and root growth were investigated for three economically important plant species: Festuca rubra L., Lolium perenne L., and Lactuca sativa L. There was a clear inhibition of root growth for L...
  52. Armstead I, Donnison I, Aubry S, Harper J, Hortensteiner S, James C, et al. From crop to model to crop: identifying the genetic basis of the staygreen mutation in the Lolium/Festuca forage and amenity grasses. New Phytol. 2006;172:592-7 pubmed
  53. Wang J, Bughrara S. Detection of an efficient restriction enzyme combination for cDNA-AFLP analysis in Festuca mairei and evaluation of the identity of transcript-derived fragments. Mol Biotechnol. 2005;29:211-20 pubmed
    ..objectives of this study were to detect an efficient restriction enzyme combination for cDNA-AFLP analysis when Festuca species was used as template, and to evaluate the identity of transcript-derived fragments (TDFs) from cDNA-AFLP ..
  54. Cheema S, Khan M, Tang X, Zhang C, Shen C, Malik Z, et al. Enhancement of phenanthrene and pyrene degradation in rhizosphere of tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea). J Hazard Mater. 2009;166:1226-31 pubmed publisher
    ..mg kg(-1)) spiked in the soil to evaluate the phytoremediation of PAHs contaminated soil using tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea)...
  55. Smarda P, Bures P, Horova L, Foggi B, Rossi G. Genome size and GC content evolution of Festuca: ancestral expansion and subsequent reduction. Ann Bot. 2008;101:421-33 pubmed
    ..Here a study is made of the fine dynamics of quantitative genome evolution in Festuca (fescue), the largest genus in Poaceae (grasses).
  56. Guo Y, Mizukami Y, Yamada T. Genetic characterization of androgenic progeny derived from Lolium perenne x Festuca pratensis cultivars. New Phytol. 2005;166:455-64 pubmed
    Androgenesis and genetic characterization of androgenic progeny from Lolium perenne x Festuca pratensis cultivars (2n = 4x = 28) were investigated in order to develop a novel grass that combines favourable attributes of parent plants...