Bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.)

Karyotype: highly variable chromosome number, with polyploidy and aneuploidy ranging from 2n=28 to 154

Zhao Y, Yu F, Liu R, and Dou Q. (2017). Isolation and characterization of chromosomal markers in Poa pratensis. Molecular Cytogenetics 10:5. link

Huff DR. (2003). Kentucky bluegrass. In: Casler MD, Duncan RR, editors. Turfgrass biology, genetics, and breeding. NJ: Wiley, pp. 27-38. link

Speckmann GJ, Van Dijk GE. (1972). Chromosome number and plant morphology in some ecotypes of Poa pratensis L. Euphytica 21: 171-180. link

Genome size (1C, Mb): 4147 (2n=58)

Raggi L, Bitocchi E, Russi L et al. (2015). Understanding genetic diversity and population structure of a Poa pratensis worldwide collection through morphological, nuclear and chloroplast diversity analysis. PLoS ONE 10(4):e0124709. link

Arumuganathan K, Tallury SP, Fraser ML et al. (1999). Nuclear DNA content of thirteen turfgrass species by flow cytometry. Crop Science 39: 1518-1521. link


Genetic maps:

Albertini E, Porceddu A, Marconi et al. (2003). Microsatellite-AFLP for genetic mapping of complex polyploids. Genome 46: 824-832. link

Porceddu A, Albertini E, Barcaccia G et al. (2001). Linkage mapping in apomictic and sexual Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.) genotypes using a two way pseudo-testcross strategy based on AFLP and SAMPL markers. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 104: 273-280. link

cpDNA sequencing: 135,606 bp

Wei L, Zhang C, Dong Q et al. (2020). Characterization of the complete chloroplast genome of Poa pratensis L. cv. Qinghai (Gramineae). Mitochondrial DNA part B 5(1): 532-533. link

Transcriptome sequencing:

Bushman B S, Robbins M D, Thorsted K et al. (2021). Transcript responses to drought in Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.) germplasm varying in their tolerance to drought stress. Environmental and Experimental Botany, 190: 104571. link

Xian J, Wang Y, Niu K et al. (2020). Transcriptional regulation and expression network responding to cadmium stress in a CD-tolerant perennial grass Poa Pratensis. Chemosphere 250: 126158. link

Li Q, He Y, Tu M et al. (2019). Transcriptome sequencing of two kentucky Bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.) genotypes in response to heat stress. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca 47: 328-338. link

Gan L, Di R, Chao Y et al. (2016). De novo transcriptome analysis for kentucky Bluegrass dwarf mutants induced by space mutation. PloS ONE 11: e0151768. link

Bushman BS, Amundsen KL, Warnke S et al. (2016). Transcriptome profiling of Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.) accessions in response to salt stress. BMC Genomics 17: 48. link