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 (http://www.biodiversity-exploratories.de). 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.
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, https://doi.org/10.5073/JABFQ.2021.094.001