• New Variant and Marker Pages!

  • Whole-Genome Diagrams for BLAST Hits

    BLASTing against genomes now shows a CViTjs Whole Genome visualization summarizing the genomic location of your results.

  • Lens culinaris Genome v1.2 can be accessed via KnowPulse BLAST and JBrowse

    The genome is still pre-release so do not publish genome-wide studies.


■ Explore KnowPulse

  • PULSE-specific BLAST

    PULSE-specific BLAST for identification of sequence homologs

  • PULSE-specific BLAST

    Genotypes and Germplasm association for Breeders and Geneticist

  • PULSE crops data and tools

    PULSE crops data and tools to facilitate Genetic research and breeding

  • University of Saskatchewan
    Pulse Crop Research Group

    Saskatchewan falls directly in the middle of the main grain legume growing region in Canada with chickpea, common bean, lentil, faba bean and pea growing regions. As such the Crop Development Centre at the University of Saskatchewan is well known as a major research center for pulse crop breeding and genetics (classical and molecular).

  • What are

    Pulses are the dried, edible seeds of plants in the legume family and are both very high in protein and fibre, and low in fat. Dried peas, edible beans, lentils and chickpeas are the most common varieties of pulses. Since pulses are legumes, these crops fix nitrogen into the soil reducing the need for chemical fertilizers and improving environmental sustainability of annual cropping systems.

    • Projects

      Many projects produce multiple types of data which are made available as a dataset for easy lookup of project deliverables.

    • Sequences

      KnowPulse provides to both genomic and transcript sequence from Chickpea, Common Bean, Field Pea and Lentil.

    • Variants

      Recent large scale genomics projects have resulted a large pool of defined sequence variation between germplasm.

    • Markers

      Many variants already have markers developed for them, providing a good resource for marker association studies.


    The KnowPulse BLAST allows users to BLAST a query sequence against a number of public cDNA and genomic sequence sets for Lentil, Chickpea, Field Pea & Common Bean.

  • JBrowse

    JBrowse is a graphical means of exploring the features of a genome. KnowPulse has JBrowse instances available for Medicago (v4.0), Soybean (Phytozome, v2.0), Common Bean (Phytozome, v1.0) and Chickpea (kabuli, v1.0).

  • Genotype Comparison Tool

    The Germplasm Genotype Tool allows researchers to compare genotypic data visually. The researcher indicates which germplasm interests them and the genotypes for those germplasm are shown side-by-side.


Data Available More information

Current data includes sequence and genotypic data for

• Chickpea
• Common Bean
• Field Pea
• Lentil