Traits and Maps Related Resources

Maps Overview

An overview of the types of information on Medicago maps including the list of most research articles on mapping. Go to CMap views from here for the maps for which this data has been compiled. Also includes a section on markers.

Gene Expression Resources

Transcriptome projects underway

Alfalfa transcriptome (RNA-Sequencing) projects are ongoing. The data will be made available here after publication.

Published transcriptomes

Descriptions Data Set Reference
Transcriptome assembly System responses to long-term drought and re-watering of two contrasting alfalfa varieties; Kang et al. Plant J. 2011. 68(5):871-89. E-MEXP-3320 Plant Journal. 2011
Gene expression atlas The Medicago sativa Gene Index 1.2: a web-accessible gene expression atlas for investigating expression differences between Medicago sativa subspecies. BMC Genomics 16:502. AGED BMC Genomics. 2015

External Genetic and Genomic Resource for Alfalfa

  • Phytozome - plant genomes and gene families

Genomics Resources

Data Set Reference
454 Sequencing GenBank ( and were assigned the accession numbers [Genbank: JL866457-JL881209], [Genebank: JL881210-JL898333], [Genbank: SRX040822], and [Gen- Bank:
SRX040823], respectively for Wisfal short reads, Chilean short reads, Chilean assembly, and Wisfal assembly.
Han et al. BMC Genomics 2011, 12:350

QTL Overview

Describes the QTL related resources available at ABT including trait ontology. You may use this page to navigate all other QTL related items, such as, templates for data submission, downloadable data files, etc.

QTL Search

Takes you to our QTL search utility where you can browse and search all the QTLs available in the database. It lists the QTL names, symbols, associated publication and would also lead to more details about each of the QTL listed.

Marker Assisted Selection (MAS)

A list of traits, compiled from literature, for which MAS has been used. Each item will take you to a page with detailed information on the trait, commonly used markers with sequence information, genetic lines and allele states, citations, germplasm resources,