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Increase Tiller Production In Switchgrass By Crispr/Cas9, Yang Liu
Graduate Theses and Dissertations
Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) is an important bioenergy crop in United States. During past decades, numerous research studies on switchgrass breeding, genetics and biology have been conducted to improve the biomass yield of switchgrass. It has been shown that tiller number is positively correlated with biomass yield in switchgrass. To facilitate breeding improvement for tiller production, it is urgent to understand the tillering mechanism at the molecular level in switchgrass. The teosinte branched 1 (tb1) gene is a well-studied branching related gene in grasses. Yet, the function of tb1-like genes in switchgrass is still not clear. Characterizing the roles of Panicum ...