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Molecular markers for cultivar ID and seed certification in pasture legumes

This project investigated the use of elite molecular markers for accurate cultivar identification at the seed stage in five important forage and pasture legume species grown in Australia. These markers will be of extreme practical use in future commercial cultivar ID, seed purity tests, GMO testing and Marker Assisted Breeding (MAB) programs in these species. A unique opportunity exists to exploit molecular markers of subterranean clover and their transferability to other pasture and forage relatives.

Project date

15 Jul 2015-15 Jul 2020
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Principal investigator

Kioumars Ghamkhar

Research organisations

AgResearch Limited

Project funded by

Multiple industries
Alternative protein Aquaculture Cereal grains Cross industry Essential oils Fruits Game Honey bees Nuts Other rural industries Pasture, fodder & feed Poultry Pulse grains

AgriFutures Australia

AgriFutures Australia proudly focuses on building a rich future for Australian agriculture. We live and work in the regions and …

Multiple industries
Alternative protein Aquaculture Cereal grains Cross industry Essential oils Fruits Game Honey bees Nuts Other rural industries Pasture, fodder & feed Poultry Pulse grains
  • Location

    Australia

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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