Perennialism and Weediness in the Saccharinae Chapter uri icon


  • Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013. The apparent contrast in demands for sustainability and productivity in modern agriculture may be reconcilable via the genetic difference in degree between perennialism and weediness. Effective use of genomic tools may soon allow precise metering of the genetic components required to ensure perennial life status, minimize weediness, and maximize crop yields. The Saccharinae includes both model genomic species and leading food, feed, forage, fuel, and industrial crops upon which translational technologies can be evaluated and deployed. In particular, a balance between the high agricultural productivity demanded in order to minimize land requirements and perennial growth habits necessary to ensure sustainable cropping systems is sought.

author list (cited authors)

  • Jessup, R. W.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Jessup, Russell W

Book Title

  • Genomics of the Saccharinae

publication date

  • January 2013