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Molecular phylogenetics of the clover genus (Trifolium--Leguminosae).
The monophyly of Trifolium is confirmed, a new infrageneric classification of the genus is proposed, and a single origin of all North and South American species is hypothesized, while the species of sub-Saharan Africa may originate from three separate dispersal events. Expand
The origin of the pasture species grown in New Zealand and the development of ecotypes are briefly described. The effects of environmental factors such as rainfall, temperature, soil type, soilExpand
Future options and targets for pasture plant breeding in New Zealand
It is predicted that some expansion of the species base of most pasture species is inadequate and requires continued effort to locate and import new materials from diverse international sources, and the development of a sustainable low‐input farming sector is predicted. Expand
Molecular Cytogenetic Organization of 5S and 18S-26S rDNA Loci in White Clover (Trifolium repens L.) and Related Species
Cytogenetic mapping of the two multigene families coding for 18S-5.8S-26S rRNA and 5S r RNA in white clover and seven closely related species/subspecies supports the allotetraploid origin ofwhite clover (T. repens) and suggest that T.petrisaviimay be one of the present day diploid ancestors. Expand
Invasive pneumococcal disease in central Australia
Anthocyanin leaf markings are regulated by a family of R2R3-MYB genes in the genus Trifolium.
Functional characterisation of RED LEAF and RED V was performed, confirming their function as anthocyanin regulators and identifying a C-terminal region necessary for transactivation, and provide a valuable system to compare with mechanisms that regulate complex floral pigmentation. Expand
Experimental evidence for the ancestry of allotetraploid Trifolium repens and creation of synthetic forms with value for plant breeding
Evidence from DNA sequence analyses, molecular cytogenetics, interspecific hybridization and breeding experiments supports the hypothesis that a diploid alpine species hybridized with adiploid coastal species to generate tetraploid T. repens, a transgressive hybrid with a broad adaptive range. Expand