University of Saskatchewan: Species of Interest in the Pulse Breeding Program

The following table lists all species of interest to the University of Saskatchewan, Pulse Breeding Program. The market classes specified are those focused on by the University of Saskatchewan, Pulse Breeding Program and may not include all market classes for the given species.

Species Common Name Ploidy Chromosome Number Genome Size Market Classes of Interest
Cicer arietinum Chickpea Diploid 2n = 16 ~740 Mbp Desi and Kabuli
Glycine max Soybean Palaeopolyploid 2n = 20 1,115 Mbp
Lens culinaris Cultivated Lentil Diploid 2n = 14 ~4 Gbp Large Green, Medium Green, Small Green, Small Red, Extra Small Red, as well as, a Few Minor Specialty Classes.
Lens nigricans L. nigricans Diploid
Lens tomentosus L. tomentosus Diploid
Lens orientalis L. orientalis Diploid
Lens lamottei L. lamottei Diploid
Lens odemensis L. odemensis Diploid
Lens ervoides L. ervoides Diploid
Medicago truncatula Medicago Diploid 2n = 8
Phaseolus vulgaris Dry Bean Diploid 2n = 11 587Mbp pinto, black, yellow, navy, red, pink, great northern, carioca, flor de junio, flor de mayo
Phaseolus acutifolius Tepary bean Diploid 2n = 22
Pisum sativum Pea Diploid 2n=14 ~4.3 Gbp yellow, green, red, marrowfat, maple, forage, sprouting
Vicia faba Faba Bean Haploid 2n = 12 ~13 Gb livestock feed and human consumption