White clover (Trifolium repens L.) is an important perennial forage legume of temperate pastures. The
first genome map in white clover has been developed and new segregating families have been created that will
allow marker assisted selection for key qualitative and quantitative traits. At IGER, molecular markers are also
being used to increase the speed and precision of the introgression of important traits into white clover from
related species. Bulked segregant approaches using amplified fragment length polymorphisms (AFLPs) have
been used to identify markers for the rhizomatous habit from T. ambiguum and increased reproductive potential
from T. nigrescens.