A new cultivar of switchgrass `Cimarron` (SL93 2001-1) having increased biomass yield is provided. The switchgrass comprises all the morphological and physiological properties of the cultivar grown from a seed deposited under American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) No. PTA-10116. The invention also provides seeds, progeny, parts and methods of use of Cimarron, such as for the production of biofuels.
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT
This invention was made with U.S. Government support under USDA/CSREES Grant No. 2001-34447-10302, USDA/CSREES Grant No. 2002-34447-11908, USDA/CSREES Grant No. 2003-34447-13162, USDA/CSREES Grant No. 2004-34447-14487, USDA/CSREES Grant No. 2005-34447-15711, and USDA/CSREES Grant No. 2006-34447-16939 awarded by the Department of Agriculture and under Contract No. DE-AC05-84OR21400 and Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.