Genome mapping and marker assisted introgression in white clover

Michael T. Abberton, Athole H. Marshall, E. S. Jones, Leonie J. Hughes, Michelle C. Drayton, Terry P. T. Michaelson-Yeates, Charlotte Bowen, Charlotte Deakin, T. Andy Williams, John W. Forster

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White clover (Trifolium repens L.) is an important perennial forage legume of temperate pastures. The first genome map in white clover has been developed and new segregating families have been created that will allow marker assisted selection for key qualitative and quantitative traits. At IGER, molecular markers are also being used to increase the speed and precision of the introgression of important traits into white clover from related species. Bulked segregant approaches using amplified fragment length polymorphisms (AFLPs) have been used to identify markers for the rhizomatous habit from T. ambiguum and increased reproductive potential from T. nigrescens.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-133
Number of pages5
JournalCzech Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventProceedings 25th EUCARPIA Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses Section Meeting - Brno, Czech Republic
Duration: 01 Sept 200304 Sept 2003


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