goat grass

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Noun1.goat grass - European grass naturalized as a weed in North America; sharp-pointed seeds cause injury when eaten by livestock
grass - narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
Aegilops, genus Aegilops - goat grass
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Scientists are using the goat grass weed to help improve breeding of wheat.
The progeny of emmer and goat grass was essentially modern wheat, which has 42 chromosones and the gluten that makes modern bread chewy, elastic, and shapely.
They are protected from leaf rust by genes derived from a goat grass collected in Iran," he says.
In the same issue of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Carol Mallory-Smith of Oregon State University in Corvallis chronicles the emergence of herbicide-resistant hybrid goat grass.
But the problem is that GM wheat can cross-pollinate [mate] with the closely related weed, jointed goat grass.