Draft genome sequence of pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan), an orphan legume crop of resource-poor farmers

  title={Draft genome sequence of pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan), an orphan legume crop of resource-poor farmers},
  author={Rajeev Kumar Varshney and Wenbin Chen and Yupeng Li and Arvind Kumar Bharti and Rachit K. Saxena and Jessica A. Schlueter and Mark T.A. Donoghue and Sarwar Azam and Guangyi Fan and Adam M. Whaley and Andrew D. Farmer and Jaime L Sheridan and Aiko Iwata and Reetu Tuteja and R. Varma Penmetsa and Wei Wu and Hari D. Upadhyaya and Shiaw-Pyng Yang and Trushar M. Shah and Kumkum Saxena and T Morrissey Michael and W. Richard McCombie and Bicheng Yang and Gengyun Zhang and Huanming Yang and Jun Wang and Charles Spillane and Douglas R. Cook and Gregory D. May and Xun Xu and Scott A. Jackson},
  journal={Nature Biotechnology},
Pigeonpea is an important legume food crop grown primarily by smallholder farmers in many semi-arid tropical regions of the world. We used the Illumina next-generation sequencing platform to generate 237.2 Gb of sequence, which along with Sanger-based bacterial artificial chromosome end sequences and a genetic map, we assembled into scaffolds representing 72.7% (605.78 Mb) of the 833.07 Mb pigeonpea genome. Genome analysis predicted 48,680 genes for pigeonpea and also showed the potential role… 

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