Red clover

Red clover (Tri­fo­lium pratense L.) un­der dif­fer­ent land use scen­arios

Red clover changes its growth habit through mowing or browsing. We are investigating the signals of growth form change and whether they can also serve as a population genetic signal under different land use scenarios at the different biodiversity exploratory sites ( This could serve to address combined efforts for population genetic, evolutionary genetic and ecological questions on non-model plants. For this purpose, we are combining transcriptome, mRNA-ddRadSeq and morphological analyses with AG Becker and AG Wissemann at Justus Liebig University in Giessen, funded by the DFG.

Image: B. Gemeinholzer
Plant collection in liquid nitrogen at the Exploratorium Schorfheide-Chorin.
Image: B. Gemeinholzer
Trifolium pratense L. (Red clover): growth habit change after mowing.


Gross T, Müller CM, Becker A, Gemeinholzer B, Wissemann V (2021): Common garden versus common practice – Phenotypic changes in Trifolium pratense L. in response to repeated mowing. Journal of Applied Botany and Food Quality 94:1-6,