Dirk Benedict, Materne, Michael D., Knott, Carrie, Harrison, Stephen A., Baisakh, Niranjan, Utomo, Herry S., Subudhi, Prasanta K.
Knott, Carrie A.; Baisakh, Niranjan; Harrison, Stephen A.; Materne, Michael D.; Subudhi, Prasanta K.; Utomo, Herry S.
Patent Status: Issued
Issue Date: 1/27/2015
Patent Number: PP25,272
A new variety of smooth cordgrass identified as 'LA11-103' is disclosed as being genetically different from 'Vermilion', 'LA11-101', and 'LA11-102', as having rapid establishment and growth in natural brackish and saline marsh environments, and excellent seed set and germination.
'LA11-103' is a new smooth cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora Loisel.) variety that is genetically different from 'Vermilion' and two additional new smooth cordgrass varieties, 'LA11-101' and 'LA11-102'. Genetic diversity was determined using thirteen molecular markers. 'LA11-103' is more vigorous one month after transplant than `Vermilion` and produces more seeds that germinate than 'Vermilion'. 'LA11-103' is recommended for brackish and saline marsh restoration projects in the northern Gulf of Mexico, especially Louisiana, where genetically different smooth cordgrass varieties that rapidly establish and produce viable seeds are desired.
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