Nitrogen fixation in hybrids of white clover

Michael T. Abberton, James H. Macduff, Athole H. Marshall, Terence P. T. Michaelson-Yeates

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Interspecific hybrids between white clover (Trifolium repens) and two related species have been analysed with respect to their nitrogen fixation characteristics. Second generation backcross hybrids, with white clover as the recurrent parent, of T.
repens x T. ambiguum and T. repens x T. nigrescens showed no significant impairment of nitrogen fixation relative to white clover itself.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPlant Microbial Interactions: Positive Interactions in Relation to Crop Production and Utilisation
EditorsM. Andrews, M. E. Andrews, D. R. Humphrey
PublisherAssociation of Applied Biologists
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2001
EventAssociation of Applied Biologists Meeting - Sunderland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Duration: 02 Jul 200103 Jul 2001

Publication series

NameAspects of Applied Biology


ConferenceAssociation of Applied Biologists Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Period02 Jul 200103 Jul 2001


  • backcrossing
  • interspecific hybrids
  • nitrogen fixation
  • trifolium
  • ambiguum
  • trifolium nigrescens
  • trifolium repens


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