The application of molecular markers to monitor introgression of seed yield traits from Trifolium nigrescens into T. repens (white clover)

Athole H. Marshall, Michael T. Abberton, Terry P. T. Michaelson-Yeates, Charlotte Bowen

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Abstract

Introgression of traits from closely related species is an important part of the white clover breeding programme at IGER. Hybrids between white clover and the annual, profusely flowering species Trifolium nigrescens, have been developed to introgress reproductive traits and improve the seed production potential of white clover. Backcross hybrids with resource allocation significantly different from the parental material have been produced. Bulked segregant analysis (BSA) using the amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) technique has been used to identify molecular markers associated with increased seed yield resulting from the introgression of genes from Trifolium nigrescens (ball clover) into white clover (T. repens).
Original languageEnglish
Pages13
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Event5th International Herbage Seed Conference - Gatton, Australia
Duration: 23 Nov 200326 Nov 2003

Conference

Conference5th International Herbage Seed Conference
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityGatton
Period23 Nov 200326 Nov 2003

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