Dr Adriana Ravagnani PhD

Dr Adriana Ravagnani

Research Scientist

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My research interests are in understanding the genetic architecture of key traits for the improvement of white clover.

Main current projects include:

  • Molecular characterisation of white clover response to drought
  • Molecular characterization of stoloniferous growth
  • Effects of inter-specific hybridisation and polyploidisation on gene expression and genome architecture
  • Evolution of white clover



Bisaga, M., Lowe, M., Hegarty, M., Abberton, M., Ravagnani, A. 2017. Deep sequencing of Suppression Subtractive Hybridisation drought and recovery libraries of the non-model crop Trifolium repens L. Frontiers in Plant Science 8 213 10.3389/fpls.2017.00213 Cadair


Jones, C.M., Hegarty, M.J., Ravagnani, A. 2013. The production and analysis of a synthetic hybrid: Trifolium pallescens x Trifolium occidentale. Plant and Animal Genome XXI. Other Cadair


Ravagnani, A., Abberton, M.T., Skøt, L. 2012. Development of genomic resources in the species of Trifolium L. and Its application in forage legume breeding. Agronomy 2 (2) pp. 116-131. 10.3390/agronomy2020116 Cadair


Bisaga, M., Abberton, M., Ravagnani, A. 2011. Molecular characterisation of response to drought in a perennial species. Model Legume Congress. Cadair


Armstead, I.P., Huang, L.S., Ravagnani, A., Robson, P.R., Ougham, H.J. 2009. Bioinformatics in the orphan crops. Briefings in Bioinformatics 10 (6) pp. 645-653. 10.1093/bib/bbp036 Cadair


Winters, A.L., Donnison, I.P., Abberton, M.T., Ravagnani, A., Webb, K.J. 2008. Defence-related polyphenol oxidase gene family resides on an extensive gene cluster in red clover. IVth International Conference on Legume Genomics and Genetics. Cadair


Ravagnani, A., Finan, C.L., Young, M. 2005. A novel firmicute protein family related to the actinobacterial resuscitation-promoting factors by non-orthologous domain displacement. BMC Genomics 6 pp. 39-52. 10.1186/1471-2164-6-39 Cadair Other


Ravagnani, A., Jennert, K.C.B., Steiner, E., Grünberg, R., Jefferies, J.R., Wilkinson, S.R., Young, D., Tidswell, E.C., Brown, D.P., Youngman, P., Morris, J.G., Young, M. 2000. Spo0A directly controls the switch from acid to solvent production in solvent-forming clostridia. Molecular Microbiology 37 (5) pp. 1172-1185. 10.1046/j.1365-2958.2000.02071.x Cadair