Meadow Fescue (Festuca pratensis Huds.)

Database: ForageGrassBase

Karyotype: 2n=2x=14, artificial autotetraploid 2n=4x=28

Thomas HM, Humphreys MO. (1991). Progress and potential of interspecific hybrids of Lolium and Festuca. J. Agri. Sci. Camb 117: 1-8. link

Malik CP, Thomas PT. (1966). Karyotypic studies in some Lolium and Festuca species. Caryologia 19: 167-196. link

Genome size (1C, Mb): 3175

Kopecky D, Havrankova M, Loureiro J et al. (2010). Physical distribution of homoeologous recombination in individual chromosomes of Festuca pratensis in Lolium multiflorum. Cytogenetic and Genome Research 129: 162-172. link

Genetic maps:

Bartos J, Sandve SR, Koelliker R et al. (2011). Genetic mapping of DArT markers in the Festuca-Lolium complex and their use in freezing tolerance association analysis. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 122: 1133-1147. link

Alm V, Fang C, Busso CS et al. (2003). A linkage map of meadow fescue (Festuca pratensis Huds.) and comparative mapping with other Poaceae species. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 108: 25-40. link


Chromosome sequencing:

Kopecky D, Martis M, Cihalikova J et al. (2013). Flow sorting and sequencing Meadow fescue chromosome 4F. Plant Physiology 163: 1323-1337. link

cpDNA sequencing: 135,291 bp

Hand ML, Spangenberg GC, Forster JW, and Cogan NOI. (2013). Plastome sequence determination and comparative analysis for members of the Lolium-Festuca grass species complex. G3 3(4): 607-616. link

Repetitive DNA sequencing:

Ebrahimzadegan R, Houben A, Mirzaghaderi G (2019). Repetitive DNA landscape in essential A and supernumerary B chromosomes of Festuca pratensis Huds. Scientific Reports 9:19989. link

Transcriptome sequencing:

Fu Y, Thomas A, Gasior D et al. (2021). A comparison of shared patterns of differential gene expression and gene ontologies in response to water-stress in roots and leaves of four diverse genotypes of Lolium and Festuca spp. temperature pasture grasses. Plos one 16(4): e0249636. link

Stoces S, Ruttink T, Bartos J et al. (2016). Orthology guided transcriptome assembly of Italian ryegrass and Meadow fescue for single-nucleotide polymorphism discovery. Plant Genome 9: 3. link

Czaban A, Sharma S, Byrne S et al. (2015). Comparative transcriptome analysis within the Lolium/Festuca species complex reveals high sequence conservation. BMC Genomics 16: UNSP 249. link