Journal article

Development and validation of protocols for product stewardship in transgenic white clover (Trifolium repens L.): detection of the AMV CP and npt2 transgenes in seeds, herbage and hay

S Panter, A Mouradov, KF Smith, G Spangenberg

CROP & PASTURE SCIENCE | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2015

Abstract

White clover (Trifolium repens L.) is an important pasture legume in temperate areas throughout the world, providing fodder for grazing animals and improving soil fertility via symbiotic nitrogen fixation. However, the persistence and stress tolerance of white clover is affected by several viruses, chiefly Alfalfa mosaic virus (AMV), Clover yellow vein virus (ClYVV) and White clover mosaic virus (WClMV). Efforts to introgress natural forms of virus resistance from other Trifolium spp. into white clover and lucerne (alfalfa) have had only limited success. This has been addressed by developing white clover germplasm exhibiting viral-coat-protein-mediated resistance to AMV and non-transgenic re..

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