Turfgrass biology, genetics and breeding.
Following an introduction on the origins of turfgrasses, this book is divided into two sections: cool season grasses (13 chapters) and warm season grasses (7 chapters) with contributions by specialists. These chapters focus on basic biology and its relationship to adaptation, genetics and breeding of turfgrasses. Detailed information is presented on the natural and economic distribution of each species, including interactions with the environment and with humans. They address the when, how, where and why each species was adapted for use as a turfgrass and includes current information on the progress made in their domestication. A subject index is supplied. This book should prove a useful resource for scientists, researchers, other turfgrass professionals, and students.