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Medicago sativa

Taxonomy ID: 3879 (for references in articles please use NCBI:txid3879)
current name
Medicago sativa L., 1753
homotypic synonym:
Medicago sativa subsp. sativa
NCBI BLAST name: eudicots
Rank: species
Genetic code: Translation table 1 (Standard)
Mitochondrial genetic code: Translation table 1 (Standard)
Plastid genetic code: Translation table 11 (Bacterial, Archaeal and Plant Plastid)
Other names:
common name(s) alfalfa, lucerne
Lineage( full )
cellular organisms; Eukaryota; Viridiplantae; Streptophyta; Streptophytina; Embryophyta; Tracheophyta; Euphyllophyta; Spermatophyta; Magnoliopsida; Mesangiospermae; eudicotyledons; Gunneridae; Pentapetalae; rosids; fabids; Fabales; Fabaceae; Papilionoideae; 50 kb inversion clade; NPAAA clade; Hologalegina; IRL clade; Trifolieae; Medicago
   Entrez records   
Database name Subtree links Direct links
Nucleotide 240,940 221,588
Protein 4,507 2,790
Structure 36 36
Popset 95 95
GEO Datasets 333 333
PubMed Central 7,569 7,458
Gene 375 164
SRA Experiments 7,311 7,074
Identical Protein Groups 1,560 1,211
BioProject 260 243
BioSample 8,748 8,397
PubChem BioAssay 42 42
Taxonomy 7 1

Comments and References:

image:Medicago sativa
Name verified on date of entry into database in: International Legume Database & Information Service World Database of Legumes, vers. 6.05.
GRIN (Apr 24, 2014)
Name accessed on 24 April 2014 in: USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
Euro+Med Plantbase
Name verified on date of entry into database in: The Euro+Med Plantbase - the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity. W. Greuter (Ed.) Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem.
African Plant Database (Apr 24, 2014)
Name accessed on 24 April 2014 in: African Flowering Plants Database (version 3.1). Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Villle de Geneve and South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria, retrieved from
LegumeWeb (Apr 28, 2014)
Name accessed on 28 April 2014 in: International Legume Database & Information Service (ILDIS), World Database of Legumes, version 10.0

Genome Information

Genome view: 8 chromosomes
Names LG1 LG2 LG3 LG4 LG5 LG6 LG7 LG8

External Information Resources (NCBI LinkOut)

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Medicago sativa taxonomy taxonomy/phylogenetic Arctos Specimen Database
DNA barcoding : Medicago sativa taxonomy/phylogenetic Barcodes of Life
Medicago sativa taxonomy/phylogenetic CalPhotos
dryaddb supplemental materials Dryad Digital Repository
Medicago sativa L. taxonomy/phylogenetic Encyclopedia of life
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Medicago sativa L. taxonomy/phylogenetic Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Medicago sativa L. taxonomy/phylogenetic Ocean Biogeographic Information System
3 records from this provider taxonomy/phylogenetic PLANTS Database (USDA/NRCS)
Medicago sativa (L.) herbarium/museum collections PlantaeDB, University of Bucharest
Medicago sativa taxonomy/phylogenetic Plants of the World Online
plazi taxonomy/phylogenetic Plazi
Medicago sativa taxonomy/phylogenetic The International Plant Names Index
Medicago sativa taxonomy/phylogenetic TreeBase
2 records from this provider taxonomy/phylogenetic USDA-ARS GRIN Taxonomy
search W3TROPICOS taxonomy/phylogenetic Vascular Tropicos
WebScipio: Medicago sativa organism-specific WebScipio - eukaryotic gene identification
Medicago sativa L. taxonomy/phylogenetic World Register of Marine Species
diArk: Medicago sativa organism-specific diArk - a resource for eukaryotic genome research
Wikipedia taxonomy/phylogenetic iPhylo
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Reference: How to cite this resource - Schoch CL, et al. NCBI Taxonomy: a comprehensive update on curation, resources and tools. Database (Oxford). 2020: baaa062. PubMed: 32761142 PMC: PMC7408187.

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