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dc.contributor.author Abberton, M. T.
dc.contributor.author Marshall, A. H.
dc.contributor.editor Boller, B.
dc.contributor.editor Posselt, U. K.
dc.contributor.editor Veronesi, F.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-31T13:05:24Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-31T13:05:24Z
dc.date.issued 2010-01-14
dc.identifier.citation Abberton , M T & Marshall , A H 2010 , ' White clover ' . in B Boller , U K Posselt & F Veronesi (eds) , Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses . Springer New York , pp. 457-476 . , 10.1007/978-1-4419-0760-8_19 en
dc.identifier.isbn 9781441907592
dc.identifier.other PURE: 164452
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/6834
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/6834
dc.description Abberton, M.T., Marshall, A.H. (2010). White clover. in: 'Handbook of Plant Breeding: Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses Volume 5', Boller, B., Posselt, U.K., Veronesi, F., (Eds). Springer New York, Pages 457-476. en
dc.description.abstract White clover (Trifolium repens) is an important forage legume of temperate pastures. It is an outbreeding allotetraploid species (2n=4x=32) characterised by its stoloniferous habit. The benefits of white clover in terms of nitrogen fixation, quality of forage and effect on animal performance are well known. Breeding programmes across the world have focused on increased persistency and the contribution that white clover makes to mixed swards with grasses. A critical component of this is a dense stolon network. White clover varieties are classified according to leaf size with small leaf types suitable for continuous sheep grazing and large leaf types appropriate for rotational grazing or silage. Improvement is increasingly focused on improving the efficiency of resource use and on adapting to climate change. Molecular approaches have developed in white clover over the last 10 years including genetic maps, expressed sequence tag (EST) libraries and bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) libraries. The model legume Medicago truncatula is closely related to clover and work on this species is generating key resources for translational genomics. An important recent development is work suggesting that the modern day species Trifolium occidentale and Trifolium pallescens are likely to be closely related to the diploid ancestors of white clover and this has opened the way for the development of subgenome-specific molecular markers facilitating marker-assisted breeding. en
dc.format.extent 20 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Springer New York
dc.relation.ispartof Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses en
dc.title White clover en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Book chapter en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0760-8_19
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en


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