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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Jun 23, 2012, 11:18 PM

26. Tifton 85 is not genetically modified. It is an F1 Hybrid

http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/proceedings1993/v2-294.html

African Grasses


'Tifton 85' is a tall, coarse, dark green F1 hybrid between PI 290884 from South Africa and 'Tifton 68'. 'Tifton 85', 2n = 45, is sterile but its large stolons and rhizomes make vegetative propagation easy. In a three-year replicated grazing trial, 'Tifton 85' has produced 47% more liveweight gain than 'Tifton 78'. It will be released officially in 1992. It is a little less winter hardy than 'Tifton 78', but should survive most winters in Florida and the southern half of the gulf states.

'Tifton 68', an F1 hybrid between PI 255450 and PI 293606 both from Kenya, is the most digestible bermudagrass in our collection of 500 introductions (Burton and Monson 1984). It is a hexaploid, 2n = 54.



So it is the product of normal plant hybridization and selection.

The PI 290884 selection from South Africa is stargrass and possibly stargrass produces more cyanide than bermudagrass.

There are quite a number of grasses that produce cyanide.
http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp?cfile=htm/bc/210800.htm

There's a discussion of this topic on slashdot. http://science.slashdot.org/story/12/06/23/2147245/cyanide-producing-gm-grass-linked-to-texas-cattle-deaths?utm_source=rss0.9mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed

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