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PULSE-specific BLAST for identification of sequence homologs
Genotypes and Germplasm association for Breeders and Geneticist
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).
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.
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 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).
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.
Current data includes sequence and genotypic data for
• Common Bean
• Field Pea