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Lupinus angustifolius (blue lupin)


Overview: Lupinus angustifolius ("narrow-leaf lupin" or "blue lupin"), domesticated in the region of Mediterranean or central Europe, is now widely grown as a pulse crop around the Mediterranean, Central Europe, and Australia. It is used for animal feed, as a green manure, and for human consumption. The plant is valuable for its ability to grow in low-nutrient and moderately acidic soils, and for its relative cold tolerance. Although lupin is in the papilionoid legume subfamily, it is highly divergent from other crop legumes such as peanut, bean, or pea. The seed is remarkably high protein content (around 40%), and low in starch and oil. A draft genome has been published.

NCBI taxon3871
GRIN taxon22805

Wikipedia entry

Genome Summary

Chromosomes2n = 40


Reference Data

Genetic MapReference genetic map, based on 106 RILs derived from wild and domesticated parental crossingNelson et al. (2010)Download »

Selected References

Current publications on Lupinus angustifolius at PubMed.

Yang H, Tao Y, Zheng Z, Zhang Q, Zhou G, Sweetingham MW, Howieson JG, Li C. Draft genome sequence, and a sequence-defined genetic linkage map of the legume crop species Lupinus angustifolius L. PLoS One. 2013 May 29;8(5):e64799. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0064799.

Gao LL, Hane JK, Kamphuis LG, Foley R, Shi BJ, Atkins CA, Singh KB. Development of genomic resources for the narrow-leafed lupin (Lupinus angustifolius): construction of a bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) library and BAC-end sequencing. BMC Genomics. 2011. 12:521.

Nelson MN, Moolhuijzen PM, Boersma JG, Chudy M, Lesniewska K, Bellgard M, Oliver RP, Swiecicki W, Wolko B, Cowling WA, Ellwood SR. Aligning a new reference genetic map of Lupinus angustifolius with the genome sequence of the model legume, Lotus japonicus. DNA Research. 2010 Apr;17(2):73-83. Epub 2010 Feb 4.