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Completed Studies


The following is a sampling of completed buffelgrass research. This listing is not comprehensive; additional studies and information may be obtained through various sources.

Local/Regional

Project Title: Buffelgrass (Pennisetum ciliare) land conversion and productivity in the plains of Sonora, Mexico
Researcher(s): K.A. Franklin, K. Lyons, P.L. Nagler, D. Lampkin, E.P. Glenn, F. Molina-Freaner, T. Markow and A.R. Huete
Citation: Biological Conservation, Vol. 127, No. 1, pp.62-71 (Jan 2006)

Project Title: Mexican grasslands, thornscrub, and the transformation of the Sonoran Desert by invasive exotic buffelgrass (Pennisetum ciliare)
Researcher(s): A. Búrquez-Montijo, M.E. Miller, and A. Martínez-Yrízar
Citation: Pages 126-146 In: B. Tellman (ed.). Invasive Exotic Species in the Sonoran Region, Univ. of Arizona Press and Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (2002)

Project Title: Exotic plants at the desert laboratory, Tucson, Arizona
Researcher(s): T.L. Burgess, J.E. Bowers, and R.M. Turner
Citation: Madrono, Vol. 38, No. 2, pp. 96-114 (1991)

National

Project Title: Molecular Dissection of Apomixis in Buffelgrass
Researcher(s): R. Jessup, B. Burson, A. Paterson and M. Hussey
Citation: Plant and Animal Genome Conference XII. Paper No. W15 [abstract] (2004)

Project Title: Interactions between fire and invasive plants in temperate grasslands of North America
Researcher(s): J.B. Grace, M.D. Smith, S.L. Grace, S.L. Collins, and T.J. Stohlgren
Citation: Pages 40-65 In: K.E.M. Galley and T.P. Wilson (eds.). Proceedings of the Invasive Species Workshop: the Role of Fire in the Control and Spread of Invasive Species. Fire Conference 2000: the First National Congress on Fire Ecology, Prevention, and Management. Miscellaneous Publication No. 11, Tall Timbers Research Station, Tallahassee, FL. (2001)

Project Title: First report and epidemics of buffelgrass blight caused by Pyricularia grisea in south Texas.
Researcher(s): O. Rodriguez, J. Gonzalez-Dominguez, J.P. Krausz, G.N. Odvody, J.P. Wilson, W.W. Hanna, and M. Levy
Citation: Plant Disease, 83 (4): 398 (1999)

Project Title: Comparative gene expression in sexual and apomictic ovaries of Pennisetum ciliare (L.) Link
Researcher(s): J.-Ph. Vielle-Calzada, M.L. Nuccio, M.A. Budiman, T.L. Thomas, B.L. Burson, M.A. Hussey, and R.A. Wing
Citation: Plant Molecular Biology, Vol. 32, No.6, pp. 1085-1092 (Dec 1996)

Project Title: Early fertilization events in the sexual and aposporous egg apparatus of Pennisetum ciliare (L.) Link
Researcher(s): J.-Ph. Vielle, B.L. Burson, E.C. Bashaw, and M.A. Hussey
Citation: The Plant Journal, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 309-316 (1995)

Project Title: Inheritance of Apospory in Buffelgrass
Researcher(s): R.T. Sherwood, C.C. Berg, and B.A. Young
Citation: Crop Sci., 34:1490-1494 (1994)

Project Title: Cytological and Morphological Diversity of Native Apomictic Buffelgrass, Pennisetum ciliare (L.) Link
Researcher(s): K.W. Hignight, E.C. Bashaw, and M.A. Hussey
Citation: Botanical Gazette, Vol. 152, No. 2, pp. 214-218 (Jun 1991)

Project Title: Facultative Apomixis in Buffelgrass
Researcher(s): R.T. Sherwood, B.A. Young, and E.C. Bashaw
Citation: Crop Sci., 20:375-379 (1980)

Project Title: The Mechanism of Apomixis in Pennisetum ciliare
Researcher(s): L.A. Snyder, Alice R. Hernandez, and H.E. Warmke
Citation: Botanical Gazette, Vol. 116, No. 3, pp. 209-221 (Mar 1955)

International

Project Title: Buffel grass: both friend and foe. An evaluation of the advantages and disadvantages of buffel grass use and recommendations for future research
Researcher(s): M. Friedel, H. Puckey, C. O'Malley, M. Waycott, A. Smyth, and G. Miller
Citation: Desert Knowledge, Cooperative Research Centre, Alice Springs, Australia (2006)

Project Title: Impacts and management of Cenchrus ciliaris (Buffel Grass) as an invasive species in northern Queensland
Researcher(s): J. Jackson
Citation: PhD Thesis, James Cook University, Queensland, Australia (2004)

Project Title: Relationships between age and biomass of individual plants and seed production in two grazed tropical legumes. 2. Validation of models.
Researcher(s): C.K. McDonald and R.M. Jones
Citation: Australian Journal of Agricultural Research, 53:107-114 (2002)

Project Title: Pyricularia grisea causes blight of buffel grass (Cenchrus ciliaris) in Queensland, Australia.
Researcher(s): R.F. Perrott and C. Sukumar
Citation: Tropical Grasslands, 33 (4): 201-206 (1999)

Project Title: Dry matter digestibility in vitro of leaf and stem of buffel grass (Cenchrus ciliaris) and related species and its relation to plant morphology and anatomy
Researcher(s): J.R. Wilson, K.L. Anderson, and J.B. Hacker
Citation: Australian Journal of Agricultural Research, 40:281-291 (1989)

Project Title: Defoliation and its effects on Enneapogon avenaceus and Cenchrus ciliaris populations during two summer growth periods in central Australian rangelands
Researcher(s): O.J.H. Bosch and M.L. Dudzinski
Citation: The Rangeland Journal, 6:17-25 (1984)

Project Title: Evidence for facultative apomixis in Cenchrus ciliaris
Researcher(s): R.A. Bray
Citation: Euphytica Vol. 27, No. 3 (Oct 1978)

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