Lotus japonicus as a model organism

Asked October 12, 2017, 8:17 AM EDT

My name is Oliver REDDY, I am from Amsterdam University College and I am writing a research paper on Lotus japonicus.

My question is: Why chose L. japonicus to study symbiosis, when alternatives such as Medicago truncatula exist. I am having trouble finding differences in the application and usage of these two legumes.

Thank you in advance for any answers.

1 Response


I suggest you contact one of the following two pasture experts in Australia that I know could answer your question:

Ross Ballard at The South Australian Research and Development Institute

John Howieson at Murdoch University Western Australia