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A microsatellite map of white clover
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This is the first time EST-SSRs have been used to build a whole-genome functional map and to describe subgenome organisation in an allopolyploid species, and T. repens is the only Trifolieae species to date to be mapped exclusively with SSRs. Expand
Impact of Clover Cyst Nematode (Heterodera Trifolii) Infection On Soil Microbial Activity in the Rhizosphere of White Clover (Trifolium Repens) - a Pulse-Labelling Experiment
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There was a significant increase in the size of the microbial biomass in pots with many nematodes but also the micro-organisms had a greater 14 C concentration, which may indicate increased nutrient cycling inpots with plants infected by H. trifolii. Expand
Progress in recurrent selection and in crossing cultivars with white clover resistant to the clover root‐knot nematode Meloidogyne trifoliophila
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A recurrent selection programme for resistance to the clover root‐knot nematode (Meloidogyne trifoliophila) assessed individual white clover genotypes for the number of root galls and root dry weight and found survival of the resistant group of lines was poorer than other groups. Expand
Increase in 14C-carbon translocation to the soil microbial biomass when five species of plant-parasitic nematodes infect roots of white clover
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It is demonstrated for a range of nematodes and soils that nematode infection increases translocation of photosynthate to soil microbial biomass and it appears that low infections of plant-parasitic Nematodes may lead to greater availability of plant nutrients. Expand
Ecology of black beetle, Heteronychus arator (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) - population modelling.
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It was concluded that populations are relatively stable in paspalum pastures, which could be considered as refuge areas during adverse climatic conditions and as an aid to prediction of population outbreaks on a regional basis. Expand
Transfer of clover cyst nematode resistance from Trifolium nigrescens Viv. to T. repens L. by interspecific hybridisation
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Resistance to clover cyst nematode (Heterodera trifolii) has been successfully transferred from Trifolium nigrescens to T. repens by interspecific hybridisation and the 3x and 6x interspecific hybrids were shown to be as resistant as the most resistant. Expand
Ecology of black beetle, Heteronychus arator (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) - influence of pasture species on oviposition site preference.
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The influence of pasture plant species on the aggregation and oviposition behaviour of black beetle adults was examined, and a preference for grasses, and in particular for Paspolum dilatatum, as Oviposition sites was noted. Expand
A survey of root knot and clover cyst nematodes in dry hill country
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Clover cyst nematode was found over most of the corresponding South Island hill country regions sampled, and the implication for white clover breeding programmes is discussed. Expand
Effectiveness of recurrent selection of white clover (Trifolium repens) for resistance to New Zealand populations of clover cyst nematode (Heterodera trifolii)
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Results indicate that development of a white clover cultivar resistant to H. trifolii is achievable and that the resistance will be effective against the nematode in most of New Zealand. Expand
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