Show simple item record Abberton, Michael T. Thomas, Ian 2011-05-31T09:03:40Z 2011-05-31T09:03:40Z 2010-11-17
dc.identifier.citation Abberton , M T & Thomas , I 2010 , ' Genetic resources in Trifolium and their utilization in plant breeding ' Plant Genetic Resources: Characterization and Utilization , vol 9 , no. 1 , pp. 38-44 . DOI: 10.1017/S1479262110000341 en
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dc.description Abberton, M. T., Thomas, I. (2011). Genetic resources in Trifolium and their utilization in plant breeding. Plant Genetic Resources: Characterization and Utilization, 9, (1), 38-44. RONO: 03131 en
dc.description.abstract Clovers (Trifolium species) are a large and widespread genus of legumes. Recent work supports the Mediterranean origin of the genus in the Early Miocene period, and centres of diversity for clovers occur in the Eastern Mediterranean, East Africa and South America. A number of clovers are of agricultural importance as forage species in grassland agriculture around the world, particularly in temperate areas. White clover (Trifolium repens L.) is the most important legume of grazed pastures, and red clover (T. pratense) is widely cut and conserved as a winter feed. We consider the current state of collected resources in clovers, which have been collated in the most important databases. These are European Internet Search Catalogue (EURISCO), germplasm resources information network and system-wide information network for genetic resources together with the collection held at AgResearch, New Zealand. In total, collections have been made of 204 species with 48 species having more than 100 accessions in these databases. As expected, the majority of accessions are of the agriculturally important species. The geographical origin of collected material is outlined and, for the major species, accessions are broken down according to their status, e.g. wild population, breeders' lines. We then describe some of the ways in which genetic resources of white and red clovers and their relatives have been used in the breeding of these species. These include introgression of stress tolerance traits, targetting improvements in resource use efficiency and increasing seed yield. en
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dc.relation.ispartof Plant Genetic Resources: Characterization and Utilization en
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dc.title Genetic resources in Trifolium and their utilization in plant breeding en
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dc.contributor.institution Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en

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