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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Registration of N30-N56, N741, N743, N745, N747, U362, U363, U367, U369-U374, U389-U394, U396-U398 and U500 Sweetclover Genetic Stocks

Authors
item Vogel, Kenneth
item Gorz, H - USDA-ARS (RETIRED)
item Haskins, F - UNI OF NE (RETIRED)

Submitted to: Crop Science
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: February 25, 2005
Publication Date: July 15, 2005
Citation: Vogel, K.P., Gorz, H.J., Haskins, F.A. 2005. Registration of n30-n56, n741, n743, n745, n747, u362, u363, u367, u369-u374, u389-u394, u396-u398 and u500 sweetclover genetic stocks. Crop Sci 45:1675-1678.

Interpretive Summary: Sweetclovers are cultivated legumes that were widely used in agriculture as forages and for organic nitrogen fixation before the development of the commercial fertilizer industry. The two main types of sweetclover are a white-flowered annual and a yellow- flowered biennial. Forty-nine white-flowered sweetclover genetic stocks and N56, a yellow-flowered sweetclover genetic stock, were developed jointly by USDA-ARS and the Agricultural Research Division, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and were jointly released in May, 2004. The genetic stocks were developed over more than three decades of cooperative sweetclover genetic research and contain unique combinations of genes and traits which are described and documented. Seed of these genetic stocks has been entered into the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Plant Germplasm System and is available for research.

Technical Abstract: Forty-nine white-flowered sweetclover [Melilotus alba Desr.] genetic stocks and N56, a yellow-flowered sweetclover [Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.] genetic stock, were developed jointly by USDA-ARS and the Agricultural Research Division, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and were jointly released in May, 2004. The genetic stocks were developed over more than three decades of cooperative sweetclover genetic research and contain unique combinations of genes and traits which are described and documented including the presence or absence of coumarin. Seed of these genetic stocks has been entered into the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Plant Germplasm System and is available for research.

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