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={R. Varshney and Chi Song and R. Saxena and S. Azam and S. Yu and A. Sharpe and S. Cannon and J. Baek and B. Rosen and B. Tar’an and T. Millan and Xudong Zhang and L. Ramsay and Aiko Iwata and Y. Wang and W. Nelson and A. Farmer and P. Gaur and C. Soderlund and R. Penmetsa and Chunyan Xu and Arvind K. Bharti and Weiming He and P. Winter and Shancen Zhao and James K. Hane and N. Carrasquilla-Garcia and Janet A Condie and H. Upadhyaya and M. Luo and M. Thudi and C. Gowda and N. Singh and Judith Lichtenzveig and K. K. Gali and Josefa Rubio and N. Nadarajan and J. Dole{\vz}el and K. Bansal and X. Xu and D. Edwards and G. Zhang and Guenter Kahl and J. Gil and K. Singh and S. Datta and S. Jackson and J. Wang and D. Cook},
  journal={Nature Biotechnology},
  • R. Varshney, Chi Song, +46 authors D. Cook
  • Published 2013
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature Biotechnology
  • Chickpea (Cicer arietinum) is the second most widely grown legume crop after soybean, accounting for a substantial proportion of human dietary nitrogen intake and playing a crucial role in food security in developing countries. We report the ∼738-Mb draft whole genome shotgun sequence of CDC Frontier, a kabuli chickpea variety, which contains an estimated 28,269 genes. Resequencing and analysis of 90 cultivated and wild genotypes from ten countries identifies targets of both breeding-associated… CONTINUE READING
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