medicago sativa

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Summary: A plant species of the family FABACEAE widely cultivated for ANIMAL FEED.

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  1. Dupont L, Garcia I, Poggi M, Alloing G, Mandon K, Le Rudulier D. The Sinorhizobium meliloti ABC transporter Cho is highly specific for choline and expressed in bacteroids from Medicago sativa nodules. J Bacteriol. 2004;186:5988-96 pubmed
    ..ChoX demonstrated the presence of ChoX in bacteroids isolated from nitrogen-fixing nodules obtained from Medicago sativa roots...
  2. Teng Y, Shen Y, Luo Y, Sun X, Sun M, Fu D, et al. Influence of Rhizobium meliloti on phytoremediation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons by alfalfa in an aged contaminated soil. J Hazard Mater. 2011;186:1271-6 pubmed publisher
    ..The results suggest that the symbiotic association between alfalfa and Rhizobium can stimulate the rhizosphere microflora to degrade PAHs and its application may be a promising bioremediation strategy for aged PAH-contaminated soils...
  3. Cui W, Fu G, Wu H, Shen W. Cadmium-induced heme oxygenase-1 gene expression is associated with the depletion of glutathione in the roots of Medicago sativa. Biometals. 2011;24:93-103 pubmed publisher
  4. Sulieman S, Schulze J. The efficiency of nitrogen fixation of the model legume Medicago truncatula (Jemalong A17) is low compared to Medicago sativa. J Plant Physiol. 2010;167:683-92 pubmed publisher
    ..truncatula to the genetically closely related Medicago sativa (L.) (alfalfa)...
  5. Hong Y, Wang S, Hsu C, Lin B, Kuo Y, Huang C. Phytoestrogenic compounds in alfalfa sprout (Medicago sativa) beyond coumestrol. J Agric Food Chem. 2011;59:131-7 pubmed publisher
    ..The selectivity of these phytoestrogens might account for the difference between the effects of AEA and coumestrol in autoimmune-prone MRL-lpr/lpr mice observed previously...
  6. Gu S, Wang S, Zhang X, Wu K, Guo Y, Zhou J, et al. Identification and tissue distribution of odorant binding protein genes in the lucerne plant bug Adelphocoris lineolatus (Goeze). Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2011;41:254-63 pubmed publisher
    ..The possible physiological functions of these OBPs are discussed...
  7. Zhang L, Zhao M, Tian Q, Zhang W. Comparative studies on tolerance of Medicago truncatula and Medicago falcata to freezing. Planta. 2011;234:445-57 pubmed publisher
    ..falcata may play a role in conferring greater tolerance of M. falcata to freezing than that of M. truncatula...
  8. Cui W, Li L, Gao Z, Wu H, Xie Y, Shen W. Haem oxygenase-1 is involved in salicylic acid-induced alleviation of oxidative stress due to cadmium stress in Medicago sativa. J Exp Bot. 2012;63:5521-34 pubmed publisher
    ..in salicylic acid (SA)-induced alleviation of oxidative stress as a result of cadmium (Cd) stress in alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) seedling roots...
  9. Yang S, Xu W, Tesfaye M, Lamb J, Jung H, VandenBosch K, et al. Transcript profiling of two alfalfa genotypes with contrasting cell wall composition in stems using a cross-species platform: optimizing analysis by masking biased probes. BMC Genomics. 2010;11:323 pubmed publisher
    ..developed for Medicago truncatula, is a suitable platform for transcript profiling in tetraploid alfalfa [Medicago sativa (L.) subsp. sativa]...

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  1. Castonguay Y, Cloutier J, Bertrand A, Michaud R, Laberge S. SRAP polymorphisms associated with superior freezing tolerance in alfalfa (Medicago sativa spp. sativa). Theor Appl Genet. 2010;120:1611-9 pubmed publisher
    ..These polymorphisms could be useful tools for indirect selection of freezing tolerance in alfalfa...
  2. Li X, Wang X, Wei Y, Brummer E. Prevalence of segregation distortion in diploid alfalfa and its implications for genetics and breeding applications. Theor Appl Genet. 2011;123:667-79 pubmed publisher
    ..To investigate the prevalence of SD in diploid alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.), we developed two unrelated segregating F(1) populations and one F(2) population...
  3. El Khalloufi F, Oufdou K, Lahrouni M, El Ghazali I, Saqrane S, Vasconcelos V, et al. Allelopatic effects of cyanobacteria extracts containing microcystins on Medicago sativa-Rhizobia symbiosis. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2011;74:431-8 pubmed publisher
    ..we report the phytotoxic effects of microcystins on the development of symbiosis between the leguminous plant Medicago sativa (Alfalfa) and rhizobia strains. The exposure of rhizobial strains to three different concentrations 0.01, 0...
  4. Sorroche F, Spesia M, Zorreguieta A, Giordano W. A positive correlation between bacterial autoaggregation and biofilm formation in native Sinorhizobium meliloti isolates from Argentina. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2012;78:4092-101 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results indicate that a functional EPS II synthetic pathway and its proper regulation are essential for cell-cell interactions and surface attachment of S. meliloti...
  5. Wang Z, Yan H, Fu X, Li X, Gao H. Development of simple sequence repeat markers and diversity analysis in alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.). Mol Biol Rep. 2013;40:3291-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Based on the 29 EST-SSR markers, assessment of genetic diversity was conducted and found that Medicago sativa ssp. sativa was clearly different from the other subspecies...
  6. Cui W, Zhang J, Xuan W, Xie Y. Up-regulation of heme oxygenase-1 contributes to the amelioration of aluminum-induced oxidative stress in Medicago sativa. J Plant Physiol. 2013;170:1328-36 pubmed publisher
    ..of heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) up-regulation on the alleviation of aluminum (Al)-induced oxidative stress in Medicago sativa. Exposure of alfalfa to AlCl3 (0-100 ?M) resulted in a dose-dependent inhibition of root elongation as well ..
  7. Liu W, Yin R, Lin X, Zhang J, Chen X, Li X, et al. [Interaction of biosurfactant-microorganism to enhance phytoremediation of aged polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHS) contaminated soils with alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.)]. Huan Jing Ke Xue. 2010;31:1079-84 pubmed
    ..Results indicated that RH addition and DB inoculation promoted alfalfa (Medicago sativa L. ) growth and PAHs degradation in the soil. After 90 days, residual PAHs concentration in soil reduced 30...
  8. Gallego Giraldo L, Jikumaru Y, Kamiya Y, Tang Y, Dixon R. Selective lignin downregulation leads to constitutive defense response expression in alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.). New Phytol. 2011;190:627-39 pubmed publisher
    Downregulation of hydroxycinnamoyl CoA: shikimate hydroxycinnamoyl transferase (HCT) in alfalfa (Medicago sativa) reduces lignin levels and improves forage quality and saccharification efficiency for bioethanol production...
  9. Yang S, Tu Z, Cheung F, Xu W, Lamb J, Jung H, et al. Using RNA-Seq for gene identification, polymorphism detection and transcript profiling in two alfalfa genotypes with divergent cell wall composition in stems. BMC Genomics. 2011;12:199 pubmed publisher
    Alfalfa, [Medicago sativa (L.) sativa], a widely-grown perennial forage has potential for development as a cellulosic ethanol feedstock. However, the genomics of alfalfa, a non-model species, is still in its infancy...
  10. Herrmann D, Barre P, Santoni S, Julier B. Association of a CONSTANS-LIKE gene to flowering and height in autotetraploid alfalfa. Theor Appl Genet. 2010;121:865-76 pubmed publisher
    In alfalfa (Medicago sativa), an autotetraploid forage legume, stem length is a major component of forage yield, quality and competing ability. In this species, flowering date is not a breeding criterion...
  11. Bai Y, Yang Q, Kang J, Sun Y, Gruber M, Chao Y. Isolation and functional characterization of a Medicago sativa L. gene, MsLEA3-1. Mol Biol Rep. 2012;39:2883-92 pubmed publisher
    ..These results demonstrate a role for the MsLEA3-1 protein in stress protection and suggest the potential of the MsLEA3-1 gene for genetic engineering of salt tolerance...
  12. Chen T, Yang Q, Gruber M, Kang J, Sun Y, Ding W, et al. Expression of an alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) ethylene response factor gene MsERF8 in tobacco plants enhances resistance to salinity. Mol Biol Rep. 2012;39:6067-75 pubmed publisher
    ..This data shows that MsERF8 is a gene which prevents or alleviates salinity damage and has strong potential to impart salt tolerance to other crop plants...
  13. Feng B, Wu B, Zhang C, Huang X, Chen Y, Huang X. Cloning and expression of 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate oxidase cDNA induced by thidiazuron during somatic embryogenesis of alfalfa (Medicago sativa). J Plant Physiol. 2012;169:176-82 pubmed publisher
    Embryogenic callus (EC) induced from petioles of alfalfa (Medicago sativa L. cv...
  14. Li Y, Sun Y, Yang Q, Kang J, Zhang T, Gruber M, et al. Cloning and function analysis of an alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) zinc finger protein promoter MsZPP. Mol Biol Rep. 2012;39:8559-69 pubmed publisher
    ..The results suggest that the promoter MsZPP plays roles in the regulation of transgene expression, particularly due to its darkness, MeJA, and IAA responsiveness...
  15. Dudas B, Jenes B, Kiss G, Maliga P. Spectinomycin resistance mutations in the rrn16 gene are new plastid markers in Medicago sativa. Theor Appl Genet. 2012;125:1517-23 pubmed publisher
    We report here the isolation of spectinomycin-resistant mutants in cultured cells of Medicago sativa line RegenSY-T2...
  16. Bora K, Sharma A. Phytochemical and pharmacological potential of Medicago sativa: a review. Pharm Biol. 2011;49:211-20 pubmed publisher
    ..Medicago is an extensive genus of the family Leguminosae, comprising about 83 different species. Medicago sativa (Linn...
  17. Guan Q, Takano T, Liu S. Genetic transformation and analysis of rice OsAPx2 gene in Medicago sativa. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e41233 pubmed publisher
    ..An 80% regeneration rate was observed in Medicago sativa L...
  18. Peuthert A, Pflugmacher S. Influence of the cyanotoxin microcystin-LR on tocopherol in Alfalfa seedlings (Medicago sativa). Toxicon. 2010;56:411-7 pubmed publisher
    ..phytyltransferase (HPT), involved in tocopherol synthesis, were investigated in seedlings of the crop plant Medicago sativa. Exposures to environmental relevant concentrations showed that Mic-CE affects the tocopherols at a lower ..
  19. Sakiroğlu M, Doyle J, Charles Brummer E. Inferring population structure and genetic diversity of broad range of wild diploid alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) accessions using SSR markers. Theor Appl Genet. 2010;121:403-15 pubmed publisher
    ..This research provides a baseline from which to systematically evaluate variability in tetraploid alfalfa and serves as a starting point for exploring diploid alfalfa for genetic and breeding experiments...
  20. Pini F, Frascella A, Santopolo L, Bazzicalupo M, Biondi E, Scotti C, et al. Exploring the plant-associated bacterial communities in Medicago sativa L. BMC Microbiol. 2012;12:78 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Medicago sativa L...
  21. Cui W, Gao C, Fang P, Lin G, Shen W. Alleviation of cadmium toxicity in Medicago sativa by hydrogen-rich water. J Hazard Mater. 2013;260:715-24 pubmed publisher
    ..Additionally, plants pretreated with HRW accumulated less amounts of Cd. Together, this study suggested that the usage of HRW could be an effective approach for Cd detoxification and could be explored in agricultural production systems...
  22. Postnikova O, Shao J, Nemchinov L. In silico identification of transcription factors in Medicago sativa using available transcriptomic resources. Mol Genet Genomics. 2014;289:457-68 pubmed publisher
    ..Integrated TF repertoires of Medicago sativa will provide an important tool for studying regulation of gene expression in other complex non-model species ..
  23. Fu G, Xu S, Xie Y, Han B, Nie L, Shen W, et al. Molecular cloning, characterization, and expression of an alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) heme oxygenase-1 gene, MsHO1, which is pro-oxidants-regulated. Plant Physiol Biochem. 2011;49:792-9 pubmed publisher
    ..In conclusion, MsHO1 may play an important role in oxidative responses...
  24. Aranjuelo I, Molero G, Erice G, Avice J, Nogués S. Plant physiology and proteomics reveals the leaf response to drought in alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.). J Exp Bot. 2011;62:111-23 pubmed publisher
    ..This study highlighted that even though drought had a direct effect on leaves, the deleterious effects of drought on nodules also conditioned leaf responsiveness...
  25. Soto G, Stritzler M, Lisi C, Alleva K, Pagano M, Ardila F, et al. Acetoacetyl-CoA thiolase regulates the mevalonate pathway during abiotic stress adaptation. J Exp Bot. 2011;62:5699-711 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, acetoacetyl-CoA thiolase is a regulatory enzyme in isoprenoid biosynthesis involved in abiotic stress adaptation...
  26. Havananda T, Brummer E, Doyle J. Complex patterns of autopolyploid evolution in alfalfa and allies (Medicago sativa; Leguminosae). Am J Bot. 2011;98:1633-46 pubmed publisher
    ..b>Medicago sativa comprises several diploid and autopolyploid taxa, including autotetraploid cultivated alfalfa, and affords an ..
  27. Yu C, Liang D, Guo J, Mei Q, Yang D. [Study on the chemical constituents from the aerial parts of Medicago sativa and their hypolipidemic activity]. Zhong Yao Cai. 2011;34:1709-11 pubmed
    To research the chemical constituents from the aerial parts of Medicago sativa.
  28. Hancock K, Collette V, Fraser K, Greig M, Xue H, Richardson K, et al. Expression of the R2R3-MYB transcription factor TaMYB14 from Trifolium arvense activates proanthocyanidin biosynthesis in the legumes Trifolium repens and Medicago sativa. Plant Physiol. 2012;159:1204-20 pubmed publisher
    ..However, the main forage legumes grown in these systems, such as Trifolium repens and Medicago sativa, do not contain any substantial amounts of PAs in leaves...
  29. Wang Y. Characterization of a novel Medicago sativa NAC transcription factor gene involved in response to drought stress. Mol Biol Rep. 2013;40:6451-8 pubmed publisher
    ..A new NAC gene was cloned on the basis of 503 bp EST fragment from the SSH cDNA library of Medicago sativa. It was 1,115 bp including an 816 bp ORF and encodes 271 amino acids...
  30. Bootten T, Joblin K, McArdle B, Harris P. Degradation of lignified secondary cell walls of lucerne (Medicago sativa L.) by rumen fungi growing in methanogenic co-culture. J Appl Microbiol. 2011;111:1086-96 pubmed publisher
  31. Erice G, Sanz Sáez A, Aranjuelo I, Irigoyen J, Aguirreolea J, Avice J, et al. Photosynthesis, N(2) fixation and taproot reserves during the cutting regrowth cycle of alfalfa under elevated CO(2) and temperature. J Plant Physiol. 2011;168:2007-14 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, for this purpose it will be necessary to improve existing methodologies and create new ones for phenotype characterization. Such knowledge will provide key information for future plant breeding programs...
  32. Chandra A, Pandey K. Assessment of genetic variation in lucerne (Medicago sativa L.) using protease inhibitor activities and RAPD markers. J Environ Biol. 2011;32:559-65 pubmed
    ..However, SDS-PAGE analysis of the leaf proteins of these 13 lines showed no major variations except minor difference in the protein bands of molecular weights between 14 to 20 kD...
  33. Waghorn G, MacDonald K, Williams Y, Davis S, Spelman R. Measuring residual feed intake in dairy heifers fed an alfalfa (Medicago sativa) cube diet. J Dairy Sci. 2012;95:1462-71 pubmed publisher
    ..88 ± 0.12 (P = 0.568), respectively, and the divergence between mean intakes was 1.46 kg of dry matter/d. The most and least efficient animals will be tested for RFI during lactation and genetic markers will be identified for the trait...
  34. Singh Bora K, Sharma A. Evaluation of anxiolytic effect of Medicago sativa in mice. Pharm Biol. 2012;50:878-82 pubmed publisher
    b>Medicago sativa Linn. (Leguminosae) has a long tradition of use as an Ayurvedic and Homoeopathic medicine in a variety of central nervous system (CNS) disorders. Traditionally, M...
  35. Lukman A, Gong B, Marjo C, Roessner U, Harris A. Facile synthesis, stabilization, and anti-bacterial performance of discrete Ag nanoparticles using Medicago sativa seed exudates. J Colloid Interface Sci. 2011;353:433-44 pubmed publisher
    ..Colloidal silver (Ag) nanoparticles were synthesized by reacting aqueous AgNO(3) with Medicago sativa seed exudates under non-photomediated conditions...
  36. Lee Y, Chen F, Gallego Giraldo L, Dixon R, Voit E. Integrative analysis of transgenic alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) suggests new metabolic control mechanisms for monolignol biosynthesis. PLoS Comput Biol. 2011;7:e1002047 pubmed publisher
    ..Overall, the results demonstrate that mathematical modeling can be a valuable complement to conventional transgenic approaches and that it can provide biological insights that are otherwise difficult to obtain...
  37. Zhang Q, Xu L, Tang J, Bai M, Chen X. Arbuscular mycorrhizal mediation of biomass-density relationship of Medicago sativa L. under two water conditions in a field experiment. Mycorrhiza. 2011;21:269-77 pubmed publisher
    ..Four population densities (10, 100, 1,000, or 10,000 seedlings per square meter) of Medicago sativa L. were planted in field plots. Water application (1,435 or 327...
  38. Ziebell A, Gracom K, Katahira R, Chen F, Pu Y, Ragauskas A, et al. Increase in 4-coumaryl alcohol units during lignification in alfalfa (Medicago sativa) alters the extractability and molecular weight of lignin. J Biol Chem. 2010;285:38961-8 pubmed publisher
    ..We investigated compositional changes in two low-lignin alfalfa (Medicago sativa) lines with antisense down-regulation of p-coumarate 3-hydroxylase (C3H) or hydroxycinnamoyl-CoA:shikimate ..
  39. Kang Y, Han Y, Torres Jerez I, Wang M, Tang Y, Monteros M, et al. System responses to long-term drought and re-watering of two contrasting alfalfa varieties. Plant J. 2011;68:871-89 pubmed publisher
    Systems analysis of two alfalfa varieties, Wisfal (Medicago sativa ssp. falcata var. Wisfal) and Chilean (M. sativa ssp. sativa var...
  40. Dubé M, Castonguay Y, Cloutier J, Michaud J, Bertrand A. Characterization of two novel cold-inducible K3 dehydrin genes from alfalfa (Medicago sativa spp. sativa L.). Theor Appl Genet. 2013;126:823-35 pubmed publisher
    ..Search within an expressed sequence tags library from cDNAs of cold-acclimated crowns of alfalfa (Medicago sativa spp. sativa L.) identified transcripts putatively encoding K(3)-type dehydrins...
  41. Julier B, Flajoulot S, Barre P, Cardinet G, Santoni S, Huguet T, et al. Construction of two genetic linkage maps in cultivated tetraploid alfalfa (Medicago sativa) using microsatellite and AFLP markers. BMC Plant Biol. 2003;3:9 pubmed
    Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) is a major forage crop. The genetic progress is slow in this legume species because of its autotetraploidy and allogamy. The genetic structure of this species makes the construction of genetic maps difficult...
  42. Choi H, Kim D, Uhm T, Limpens E, Lim H, Mun J, et al. A sequence-based genetic map of Medicago truncatula and comparison of marker colinearity with M. sativa. Genetics. 2004;166:1463-502 pubmed
    ..sativa. The resulting comparative map, which includes 68 bridging markers, indicates that the two Medicago genomes are highly similar and establishes the basis for a Medicago composite map. ..
  43. Schulze J, Drevon J. P-deficiency increases the O2 uptake per N2 reduced in alfalfa. J Exp Bot. 2005;56:1779-84 pubmed
    Nodulated alfalfa (Medicago sativa L. cv. Saranac) plants were grown in hydroponics at P-sufficient and P-deficient supply levels...
  44. Gorski L, Flaherty D, Duhé J. Comparison of the stress response of Listeria monocytogenes strains with sprout colonization. J Food Prot. 2008;71:1556-62 pubmed
    ..Although the response to oxidative stress is important for L. monocytogenes virulence, it also may be important for life outside of a host...
  45. Blackmer J, Rodriguez Saona C, Byers J, Shope K, Smith J. Behavioral response of Lygus hesperus to conspecifics and headspace volatiles of alfalfa in a Y-tube olfactometer. J Chem Ecol. 2004;30:1547-64 pubmed
    ..hesperus to odors associated with conspecifics and alfalfa, Medicago sativa L. Fifth-instar L. hesperus responded to all plant/insect combinations, whereas female L...
  46. Su Y, Liu W, Yang R, Chang X. Changes in soil aggregate, carbon, and nitrogen storages following the conversion of cropland to alfalfa forage land in the marginal oasis of northwest China. Environ Manage. 2009;43:1061-70 pubmed publisher
    ..and stability, SOC, and nitrogen (N) concentrations after cropland was converted to perennial alfalfa (Medicago sativa L...
  47. Narasimhamoorthy B, Bouton J, Olsen K, Sledge M. Quantitative trait loci and candidate gene mapping of aluminum tolerance in diploid alfalfa. Theor Appl Genet. 2007;114:901-13 pubmed
    Aluminum (Al) toxicity in acid soils is a major limitation to the production of alfalfa (Medicago sativa subsp. sativa L.) in the USA. Developing Al-tolerant alfalfa cultivars is one approach to overcome this constraint...
  48. Hong Y, Huang C, Wang S, Lin B. The ethyl acetate extract of alfalfa sprout ameliorates disease severity of autoimmune-prone MRL-lpr/lpr mice. Lupus. 2009;18:206-15 pubmed publisher
  49. McCann M, Rogan G, Fitzpatrick S, Trujillo W, Sorbet R, Hartnell G, et al. Glyphosate-tolerant alfalfa is compositionally equivalent to conventional alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.). J Agric Food Chem. 2006;54:7187-92 pubmed
    ..The results showed that the forage from GTA J101 x J163 is compositionally equivalent to forage from the control and conventional alfalfa varieties. ..
  50. Yang S, Gao M, Xu C, Gao J, Deshpande S, Lin S, et al. Alfalfa benefits from Medicago truncatula: the RCT1 gene from M. truncatula confers broad-spectrum resistance to anthracnose in alfalfa. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008;105:12164-9 pubmed publisher
    ..This work demonstrates the potential of using M. truncatula genes for genetic improvement of alfalfa...
  51. Wi S, Singh A, Lee K, Kim Y. The pattern of distribution of pectin, peroxidase and lignin in the middle lamella of secondary xylem fibres in alfalfa (Medicago sativa). Ann Bot. 2005;95:863-8 pubmed
    ..This paper provides evidence of marked heterogeneity in the micro-distribution of lignin, pectin, peroxidase and hydrogen peroxide in the middle lamella of alfalfa (Medicago sativa).
  52. Zhou Z, Huang S, Guo K, Mehta S, Zhang P, Yang Z. Metabolic adaptations to mercury-induced oxidative stress in roots of Medicago sativa L. J Inorg Biochem. 2007;101:1-9 pubmed
    Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) roots were treated with mercuric ions in a concentration- and time-dependent manner, and lipid peroxidation was studied biochemically as well as histochemically along with other physiological responses...
  53. Dhont C, Castonguay Y, Nadeau P, Bélanger G, Drapeau R, Laberge S, et al. Nitrogen reserves, spring regrowth and winter survival of field-grown alfalfa (Medicago sativa) defoliated in the autumn. Ann Bot. 2006;97:109-20 pubmed
  54. Capela D, Filipe C, Bobik C, Batut J, Bruand C. Sinorhizobium meliloti differentiation during symbiosis with alfalfa: a transcriptomic dissection. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 2006;19:363-72 pubmed
    ..a soil bacterium able to induce the formation of nodules on the root of specific legumes, including alfalfa (Medicago sativa)...
  55. Bromfield E, Tambong J, Cloutier S, Prevost D, Laguerre G, van Berkum P, et al. Ensifer, Phyllobacterium and Rhizobium species occupy nodules of Medicago sativa (alfalfa) and Melilotus alba (sweet clover) grown at a Canadian site without a history of cultivation. Microbiology. 2010;156:505-20 pubmed publisher
    ..medicae were encountered infrequently and were highly effective with alfalfa, sweet clover and Medicago polymorpha. The ecological and practical implications of the findings are discussed...
  56. Kong W, Zhu Y, Liang Y, Zhang J, Smith F, Yang M. Uptake of oxytetracycline and its phytotoxicity to alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.). Environ Pollut. 2007;147:187-93 pubmed
    ..in a hydroponic system to investigate the uptake of oxytetracycline (OTC) and its toxicity to alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.). OTC inhibited alfalfa shoot and root growth by up to 61% and 85%, respectively...
  57. Falahati Anbaran M, Habashi A, Esfahany M, Mohammadi S, Ghareyazie B. Population genetic structure based on SSR markers in alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) from various regions contiguous to the centres of origin of the species. J Genet. 2007;86:59-63 pubmed
  58. Weeks J, Ye J, Rommens C. Development of an in planta method for transformation of alfalfa (Medicago sativa). Transgenic Res. 2008;17:587-97 pubmed
    Conventional methods in transforming alfalfa (Medicago sativa) require multiple tissue culture manipulations that are time-consuming and expensive, while applicable only to a few highly regenerable genotypes...
  59. Rozhon W, Baubec T, Mayerhofer J, Mittelsten Scheid O, Jonak C. Rapid quantification of global DNA methylation by isocratic cation exchange high-performance liquid chromatography. Anal Biochem. 2008;375:354-60 pubmed publisher
    ..As a proof of concept, the method was applied for analysis of DNA from several Arabidopsis thaliana mutants affected in DNA methylation and from Medicago sativa seedlings treated with the environmental pollutant chromium(VI).
  60. Pflugmacher S, Jung K, Lundvall L, Neumann S, Peuthert A. Effects of cyanobacterial toxins and cyanobacterial cell-free crude extract on germination of alfalfa (Medicago sativa) and induction of oxidative stress. Environ Toxicol Chem. 2006;25:2381-7 pubmed
    ..of cyanobacterial toxins (microcystins and anatoxin-a) and cyanobacterial cell-free crude extract on alfalfa (Medicago sativa) seedlings. Inhibition of germination and root growth was observed with toxin concentrations of 5.0 microg/L...
  61. Gorski L, Palumbo J, Nguyen K. Strain-specific differences in the attachment of Listeria monocytogenes to alfalfa sprouts. J Food Prot. 2004;67:2488-95 pubmed
    ..monocytogenes expressing the green fluorescent protein indicated that L. monocytogenes was associated with the root hairs of the sprouting alfalfa, with few to no cells visible elsewhere on the sprout...
  62. Peuthert A, Lawton L, Pflugmacher S. In vivo influence of cyanobacterial toxins on enzyme activity and gene expression of protein phosphatases in Alfalfa (Medicago sativa). Toxicon. 2008;52:84-90 pubmed publisher
    ..components on the mRNA transcript level of the subunits of protein phosphatases 1 and 2A in Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) was examined using semi-quantitative RT-PCR...