Structural analyses of the genomes in legumes

Shusei Sato, Sachiko Isobe, Satoshi Tabata

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The genome sequencing of two model legumes and soybean (Glycine max) is near completion. In addition, genomic information, such as ESTs, genomic sequences, and DNA markers has been intensively collected from a variety of crop legumes using new genomic technologies. The accumulating information provides an opportunity to perform comparative analyses to decipher the evolutionary process of genomic structures and functions in leguminous plants. Furthermore, it can serve as a basis to exchange knowledge among the model and crop legumes, which, when combined with the new experimental techniques developed in the model legumes, will not only facilitate an understanding of the basic genetic systems in crop legumes, but also accelerate the breeding process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-152
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Opinion in Plant Biology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Apr
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science


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