International Trifolium Network [ITN]
Global co-ordination of translational genomics in forage legumes

Information links

The sites listed below are useful sources of related information

  • AgResearch
    New Zealand
    AgResearch is one of New Zealand's leading research organisations.  Our purpose is to enhance the value, productivity and profitability of New Zealand’s pastoral, agri-food and agri-technology sector value-chains to contribute to economic growth and beneficial environmental and social outcomes for New Zealand.

  • Centre of Legumes in Mediterranean Agriculture
    We apply innovative science to the problems and priorities identified by the Western Australian grain and pasture legume industries.  Our objective is to create value for the industries and the wider community, by maximising the benefits of co-operation and co-ordination of research.

  • Clover Garden
    Clover (Trifolium species) is an important forage legume widely cultivated in temperate regions of the world.  Clover Garden is a database that provides an easy way of accessing the information on the genomes of Trifolium and on the genomic resources useful for genetics and genomics in Trifolium and other legume species.  Clover Garden has been developed by Yasukazu Nakamura, Mitsuyo Kohara, Sachiko Isobe and Satoshi Tabata.

    Medicago Mapping Populations
    Laboratoire des Interactions Plantes-Microorganismes (LIPM), UMR CNRS-INRA 2594/441, BP 27, 31326 Castanet Tolosan Cedex (France). This work was done with the support of the EU (FP5 project “MEDICAGO”) and  INRA (ATS “Medicago truncatula”).

  • Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research
    The Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO) performs multidisciplinary, innovative and independent research aimed at economically, ecologically and socially sustainable agriculture and fisheries. Through this research, ILVO accumulates fundamental and applied knowledge which is vital for the improvement of products and production methods for quality control and the safety of end products, and for the amelioration of policy instruments as a foundation for sector development and agricultural policy for rural areas.

  • J. Craig Venter Institute
    Medicago trunculata Genome Project
    The Medicago truncatula sequencing project was initiated with a generous grant from Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation to the University of Oklahoma. Beginning in 2003 (and renewed in 2006), the National Science Foundation and the European Union's Sixth Framework Programme provided funding to complete sequencing of the euchromatic genespace. Among the eight chromosomes in Medicago, six were sequenced in the US by the NSF-funded projects, one (chromosome 5) was sequenced in France by Genoscope with funding from the EU and INRA, and one (chromosome 3) was sequenced in the United Kingdom with funding from the EU and BBSRC.

  • L.I.S. Legume Information System
    The mission of LIS is to enable productive applied and basic research in the legumes by relating data from multiple crop and model species, and by helping researchers traverse among various data types. We would like to receive your questions, suggestions, and contributions.  The Legume Information System, a component of the Model Plant Initiative (MPI), is developed by the National Center for Genome Resources in cooperation with the USDA Agricultural Research Service under a Specific Cooperative Agreement.

  • Medicago trunculata
    A model for legume research
    We are building a hapmap based on short-read sequencing of approximately 330 inbred Medicago truncatula accessions. This provides a foundation for discovering single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), insertions/ deletions (INDELs) and copy number variants (CNV's) at very high resolution among the Medicago lines. The resulting database of sequence variants establishes a basis for describing population structure and identifying genome segments with shared ancestry (haplotypes) - and thereby creates a long-term, community resource for genome-wide association studies.

  • Medicago trunculata
    Functional genomics, bioinformatics and sequencing resources (Medicago HapMap)
    Welcome to the website of Medicago truncatula functional genomics.  This is the website of the NSF-funded project entitled  "An integrated approach to functional genomics and bioinformatics in a model legume" which was active between September 2001 and August 2007.  Medicago truncatula is a forage legume plant, closely related to Alfalfa.  It is a rich source of natural products, some of which have beneficial nutritive properties, while others are important defenses against pathogens.  This project studied how Medicago truncatula cells respond to fungal infections and ultra-violet light in great molecular detail using three major technologies of functional genomics: microarrays, proteomics, and metabolomics.

  • National BioResource Project
    Legume Base
    Lotus japonicus is a wild perennial plant with a small genome and a short life cycle. This plant is expected to play a role as the model organism of leguminous plants, which include important crop plants such as soybean (Glycine max). L. japonicus and G. max were selected as targets of the 2004 National Bioresource Project. The project is aiming to support the development of legume researches through the work of the research material offering. We opened "Legume Base" in Miyazaki University to facilitate the use of the material by the research community.

  • National Centre for Arable Crops Research
    Oak Park Crop Research, Teagasc, Ireland
    Oak Park is home to the National Centre for Arable Crops Research. Situated on 225 hectare research farm, the main objective of the work programme at Oak Park is to support the arable crops sector of Irish agriculture.

  • Pastoral Genomics
    Forage improvement through biotechnology for New Zealand's pastoral primary industries
    Pastoral Genomics is a New Zealand research consortium for forage improvement through biotechnology.  Biotechnology will give the greatest stepwise and sustainable gains in forage productivity while maintaining and enhancing the sustainability and competitiveness of our country's meat, dairy and wool industries.  Our strong science, industry-led strategy, and emphasis on application and development will ensure we breed the best new cultivars and place them in the hands of our farmers first.  We only use ryegrass genes in ryegrass and clover genes in clover - we call this Cisgenics.  Pastoral Genomics is an industry-good organization funded by the Ministry of Science & Innovation, DairyNZ, Fonterra, Beef + Lamb New Zealand, DEEResearch and AgResearch.

  • Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
    Centre for Medicago Genomics Research
    The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation is an independent, nonprofit institute headquartered in Ardmore, Okla. Founded in 1945, the Noble Foundation conducts direct operations, including assisting farmers and ranchers, and conducting plant science research and agricultural programs, to enhance agricultural productivity regionally, nationally and internationally.

  • Universidad Autonoma Chapingo
    Maize breeding






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