Genetic mapping of DArT markers in the Festuca-Lolium complex and their use in freezing tolerance association analysis

Species belonging to the Festuca–Lolium complex are important forage and turf species and as such, have been studied intensively. However, their out-crossing nature and limited availability of molecular markers make genetic studies difficult. Here, we report on saturation of F. pratensis andL. multiflorum genetic maps using Diversity Array Technology (DArT) markers and the DArTFest array.