Tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb.)


Karyotype: allotetraploid 2n=6x=42

Thomas HM, Harper JA, Meredith MR et al. (1997). Physical mapping of ribosomal DNA sites in Festuca arundinacea and related species by in situ hybridization. Genome 40: 406-410. link

Humphreys MW, Thomas HM, Morgan WG et al. (1995). Discriminating the ancestral progenitors of hexaploid Festuca arundinacea using genomic in situ hybridization. Heredity 75: 171-174. link

Genome size (1C, Mb): 8535

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:

Dierking R, Azhaguvel P, Kallenbach R et al. (2015). Linkage maps of a mediterranean x continental Tall fescue population and their comparative analysis with other Poaceae species. Plant Genome 8: 1. link

Saha MC, Mian R, Zwonitzer JC et al. (2004). An SSR- and AFLP-based genetic linkage map of tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb.). Theoretical and Applied Genetics 110:323-336. link


cpDNA sequencing: 136,048 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

Transcriptome sequencing:

Dinkins RD, Nagabhyru P, Young CA et al. (2019). Transcriptome analysis and differential expression in Tall fescue harboring different endophyte strains in response to water deficit. The Plant Genome 12:2. link

Amombo E, Li X, Wang G et al. (2018). Comprehensive Transcriptome Profiling and Identification of Potential Genes Responsible for Salt Tolerance in Tall Fescue Leaves under Salinity Stress. Genes 9: 466. link

Li H, Hu T, Amombo E et al. (2017). Transcriptome profilings of two tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea) cultivars in response to lead (Pb) stress. BMC Genomics 18: 145. link

Hu T, Sun X, Zhang X et al. (2014). An RNA sequencing transcriptome analysis of the high-temperature stressed tall fescue reveals novel insights into plant thermotolerance. BMC Genomics 15: 1147. link