Identifying and discriminating among lucerne cultivars using plant morphological characters

Dehghan-Shoar, M., Hampton, J. G. and Hill, M. J. (2005) Identifying and discriminating among lucerne cultivars using plant morphological characters. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research, 48 2: 271-276.

Author Dehghan-Shoar, M.
Hampton, J. G.
Hill, M. J.
Title Identifying and discriminating among lucerne cultivars using plant morphological characters
Journal name New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0028-8233
Publication date 2005
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 48
Issue 2
Start page 271
End page 276
Total pages 6
Place of publication Wellington
Publisher Rsnz Publishing
Collection year 2005
Language eng
Subject C1
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Abstract The use of morphological data obtained from field (plot test) and glasshouse trials to identify and discriminate among four Iranian and two New Zealand lucerne (Medicago sativa L.) cultivars was investigated, following guidelines established by the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) for cultivar registration and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) for seed certification. Data were collected for terminal leaflet length, width and ratio, angle of stem growth, date of first flowering, stem height at first flowering, flower colour, cutting recovery height, and disease scores. None of these characters were sufficient to identify or discriminate among the six cultivars. The results indicate a need to find cost-effective and efficient laboratory techniques to enhance the assessment of distinctness of lucerne cultivars (UPOV) and for determining cultivar purity for lucerne seed certification (OECD).
Keyword Plot Test
Glasshouse
Cultivar Registration
Seed Certification
Morphological Characters
Agriculture, Multidisciplinary
Medicago-sativa L.
Identification
Varieties
Alfalfa
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2006 Higher Education Research Data Collection
School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
 
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