Dr Adriana Ravagnani


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


Deep sequencing of Suppression Subtractive Hybridisation drought and recovery libraries of the non-model crop Trifolium repens L.Bisaga, M., Lowe, M., Hegarty, M., Abberton, M. & Ravagnani, A. 2017 In : Frontiers in Plant Science.8, 213
The production and analysis of a synthetic hybrid: Trifolium pallescens x Trifolium occidentaleJones, C. M., Hegarty, M. J. & Ravagnani, A. 2013 p. P03651 p.
Development of genomic resources in the species of Trifolium L. and Its application in forage legume breedingRavagnani, A., Abberton, M. T. & Skøt, L. 2012 In : Agronomy.2, 2, p. 116-13115 p.
Molecular characterisation of response to drought in a perennial speciesBisaga, M., Abberton, M. & Ravagnani, A. 2011
Bioinformatics in the orphan cropsArmstead, I. P., Huang, L. S., Ravagnani, A., Robson, P. R. & Ougham, H. J. 2009 In : Briefings in Bioinformatics.10, 6, p. 645-6539 p.
Defence-related polyphenol oxidase gene family resides on an extensive gene cluster in red cloverWinters, A. L., Donnison, I. P., Abberton, M. T., Ravagnani, A. & Webb, K. J. 2008 p. p121
A novel firmicute protein family related to the actinobacterial resuscitation-promoting factors by non-orthologous domain displacementRavagnani, A., Finan, C. L. & Young, M. 2005 In : BMC Genomics.6, p. 39-5213 p.
Spo0A directly controls the switch from acid to solvent production in solvent-forming clostridiaRavagnani, 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 In : Molecular Microbiology.37, 5, p. 1172-1185