Summary
Abbreviation
P. virgatum
Genus
Panicum
Species
virgatum
Infraspecific Taxon
cultivar AP13
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Description: 

Panicum virgatum, commonly known as switchgrass, is a perennial warm season bunchgrass native to North America, where it occurs naturally from 55°N latitude in Canada southwards into the United States and Mexico. Switchgrass is one of the dominant species of the central North American tallgrass prairie and can be found in remnant prairies, in native grass pastures, and naturalized along roadsides. It is used primarily for soil conservation, forage production, game cover, as an ornamental grass, and more recently as a biomass crop for ethanol and butanol, in phytoremediation projects, fiber, electricity, and heat production and for biosequestration of atmospheric carbon dioxide.

Other common names for switchgrass include tall panic grass, Wobsqua grass, blackbent, tall prairiegrass, wild redtop, thatchgrass, and Virginia switchgrass.

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Properties
Division
Plants and Fungi
Lineage
cellular organisms; Eukaryota; Viridiplantae; Streptophyta; Streptophytina; Embryophyta; Tracheophyta; Euphyllophyta; Spermatophyta; Magnoliophyta; Mesangiospermae; Liliopsida; Petrosaviidae; commelinids; Poales; Poaceae; PACMAD clade; Panicoideae; Panicodae; Paniceae; Panicinae; Panicum; Panicum sect. Hiantes
Common Name
Switchgrass
Genetic Code
1
Publication
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Analysis
Genome Assemblies
NameProgramDate Constructed
Whole Genome Assembly (v4.0) and Annotation (v4.1) of Panicum virgatum - cv. AP13 (JGI)Assembly & annotation, performed by JGIJan 30th, 2019
Analyses
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