Genetic Diversity of Turf-Type Tall Fescue Using Diversity Arrays Technology

Turf-type tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb.) germplasm available both commercially and in cultivar trials is surprisingly similar in quality and performance. To test genetic diversity within this germplasm, Diversity Arrays Technology (DArT) was used to detect DNA polymorphism among 93 entries from the 2006 National Turfgrass Evaluation Program tall fescue test in Riverside, CA.