Variation in nitrogen fixation between inbred lines of white clover

Michael T. Abberton, Athole H. Marshall, Frank R. Minchin, Teence P. T. Michaelson-Yeates, James H. Macduff

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Two experiments were carried out on nitrogen acquisition in inbred lines of white clover (Trifolium repens) in flowing solution culture. Of the four lines assessed, one showed an impairment in nitrogen fixation such that it can be classed as a nil
fixer. Another line showed impairment of nitrate uptake. The ability to generate unusual phenotypes through inbreeding has proved valuable in this species and has opened the way to a range of studies that would not otherwise have been possible
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPlant Microbial Interactions: Positive Interactions in Relation to Crop Production and Utilisation
EditorsM. Andrews, M. E. Andrews, D. R. Humphry
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


  • inbred lines
  • nitrates
  • nodules
  • trifolium repens
  • white clover


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