Draft genome sequence of chickpea (Cicer arietinum) provides a resource for trait improvement

  title={Draft genome sequence of chickpea (Cicer arietinum) provides a resource for trait improvement},
  author={Rajeev Kumar Varshney and Chi Song and Rachit K. Saxena and Sarwar Azam and Sheng-li Yu and Andrew G. Sharpe and Steven B. Cannon and Jongmin Baek and Benjamin D. Rosen and Bunyamin Tar’an and Teresa Mill{\'a}n and Xudong Zhang and Larissa Ramsay and Aiko Iwata and Ying Wang and William Nelson and Andrew D. Farmer and Pooran M. Gaur and Carol A. Soderlund and R. Varma Penmetsa and Chunyan Xu and Arvind Kumar Bharti and Weiming He and Peter Winter and Shancen Zhao and James K. Hane and Noelia Carrasquilla-Garcia and Janet A. Condie and Hari D. Upadhyaya and Mingcheng Luo and Mahendar Thudi and C. L. L. Gowda and Narendra Pratap Singh and Judith Lichtenzveig and Krishna Kishore Gali and Josefa Rubio and Nagasamy Nadarajan and Jaroslav Dole{\vz}el and Kailash C. Bansal and Xun Xu and David Edwards and Gengyun Zhang and Guenter Kahl and Juan Gil and Karam B. Singh and Swapan K. Datta and Scott A. Jackson and Jun Wang and Douglas R. Cook},
  journal={Nature Biotechnology},
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