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A comprehensive draft genome sequence for lupin (Lupinus angustifolius), an emerging health food: insights into plant–microbe interactions and legume evolution


Hane, JK and Ming, Y and Kamphuis, LG and Nelson, MN and Garg, G and Atkins, CA and Bayer, PE and Bravo, A and Bringans, S and Cannon, S and Edwards, D and Foley, R and Gao, L and Harrison, MJ and Huang, W and Hurgobin, B and Li, S and Liu, C-W and McGrath, A and Morahan, G and Murray, J and Weller, J and Jian, J and Singh, KB, A comprehensive draft genome sequence for lupin (Lupinus angustifolius), an emerging health food: insights into plant-microbe interactions and legume evolution, Plant Biotechnology Journal, 15, (3) pp. 318-330. ISSN 1467-7644 (2017) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1111/pbi.12615


Lupins are important grain legume crops that form a critical part of sustainable farming systems, reducing fertilizer use and providing disease breaks. It has a basal phylogenetic position relative to other crop and model legumes and a high speciation rate. Narrow-leafed lupin (NLL; Lupinus angustifolius L.) is gaining popularity as a health food, which is high in protein and dietary fibre but low in starch and gluten-free. We report the draft genome assembly (609 Mb) of NLL cultivar Tanjil, which has captured >98% of the gene content, sequences of additional lines and a dense genetic map. Lupins are unique among legumes and differ from most other land plants in that they do not form mycorrhizal associations. Remarkably, we find that NLL has lost all mycorrhiza-specific genes, but has retained genes commonly required for mycorrhization and nodulation. In addition, the genome also provided candidate genes for key disease resistance and domestication traits. We also find evidence of a whole-genome triplication at around 25 million years ago in the genistoid lineage leading to Lupinus. Our results will support detailed studies of legume evolution and accelerate lupin breeding programmes.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:lupins, legumes, genetics, genomics
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Genetics
Research Field:Genomics
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Winter Grains and Oilseeds
Objective Field:Lupins
Author:Weller, J (Dr Jim Weller)
ID Code:113163
Year Published:2017 (online first 2016)
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (FT120100048)
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2016-12-14
Last Modified:2017-06-05
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