Genetic mapping of legume orthologs reveals high conservation of synteny between lentil species and the sequenced genomes of Medicago and chickpea.

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TitleGenetic mapping of legume orthologs reveals high conservation of synteny between lentil species and the sequenced genomes of Medicago and chickpea.
AuthorsGujaria-Verma N, Vail SL, Carrasquilla-Garcia N, Penmetsa R, Cook DR, Farmer AD, Vandenberg A, Bett KE
TypeJournal Article
JournalFrontiers in Plant Science
Volume5
Journal AbbreviationFront. Plant Sci.
DOI10.3389/fpls.2014.00676

Citation

Gujaria-Verma N, Vail SL, Carrasquilla-Garcia N, Penmetsa R, Cook DR, Farmer AD, Vandenberg A and Bett KE (2014). Genetic mapping of legume orthologs reveals high conservation of synteny between lentil species and the sequenced genomes of Medicago and chickpea. Front. Plant Sci. 5:676. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2014.00676

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Lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.) is an important pulse crop with annual production of 3-4 Mt across 70 countries (Cubero et al. 2009. DOI 10.1079/9781845934873.0000; pg. 13). Lentils are a good source of protein, carbohydrates, micronutrients and vitamins for human nutrition and is consumed in more than 120 countries. Furthermore, their small seed size and flat shape make them relatively quick cooking and easily decorticated compared to most other grain legumes (Sharpe et al. 2013. BMC Genomics. DOI 10.1186/1471-2164-14-192). The Lentil plant has a bushy growth habit with a height of about 40 cm; the seeds are lens-shaped and usually grow two per pod. ... [more]

 
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