Sheep fescue (Festuca ovina L.)

Karyotype: 2n=2x=14; 2n=4x=28

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

Genome size (1C, Mb): 2357

Qiu Y, Hamernick S, Barreto Ortiz J et al. (2020). DNA content and ploidy estimation of Festuca ovina accessions by flow cytometry. Crop Science. link

Smarda P, Bures P, Horova L et al. (2008). Genome size and GC content evolution of Festuca: Ancestral expansion and subsequent reduction. Annals of Botany 101: 421-433. link

cpDNA sequencing: 133,165 bp; 133,508 bp

Qiu Y, Hirsch CD, Yang Y and Watkins E (2019). Towards improved molecular identification tools in fine Fescue (Festuca L., Poaceae) turfgrasses: Nuclear genome size, ploidy, and chloroplast genome sequencing. Frontiers in Genetics 10:1223. link

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