Diversity in waterlogging tolerance and other agronomic traits in subterranean clover (Trifolium subterraneum L) ssp. yanninicum

Gerelee Enkhbat

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Abstract

The annual pasture legume Trifolium subterraneum L. ssp. yanninicum exhibits high waterlogging tolerance. However, the genetic base of current cultivars is narrow and the effect of soil moisture fluctuation (SMF) has not been studied. This thesis explores desirable agronomic traits to confer transient waterlogging and late-season drought tolerance. Results confirmed the excellent waterlogging tolerance of ssp. yanninicum and demonstrated a wide diversity in traits associated with adaptation, animal health and pasture resilience, and a degree of plasticity under SMF. Overall, the study improves knowledge of this important pasture legume and highlights promising material from which to develop ‘climate-change-ready’ cultivars.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Foster, Kevin, Supervisor
  • Erskine, William, Supervisor
  • Nichols, Phillip, Supervisor
  • Ryan, Megan, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date24 Feb 2023
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2023

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