© 2020

The Lupin Genome

  • Karam B. Singh
  • Lars G. Kamphuis
  • Matthew N. Nelson

Part of the Compendium of Plant Genomes book series (CPG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Candy M. Taylor, Lars G. Kamphuis, Wallace A. Cowling, Matthew N. Nelson, Jens D. Berger
    Pages 19-30
  3. Karam B. Singh, Rhonda C. Foley, Gagan Garg, Lars G. Kamphuis
    Pages 31-43
  4. Karolina Susek, Barbara Naganowska
    Pages 45-52
  5. Lars G. Kamphuis, Rhonda C. Foley, Karen M. Frick, Gagan Garg, Karam B. Singh
    Pages 53-71
  6. Michał Książkiewicz, Hua’an Yang
    Pages 73-86
  7. Jemma L. Taylor, Gabriella De Angelis, Matthew N. Nelson
    Pages 95-108
  8. Candy M. Taylor, Lars G. Kamphuis, Wallace A. Cowling, Jens D. Berger, Matthew N. Nelson
    Pages 109-137
  9. P. Annicchiarico, N. Nazzicari, B. Ferrari
    Pages 139-149
  10. Muhammad Munir Iqbal, William Erskine, Jens D. Berger, Joshua A. Udall, Matthew N. Nelson
    Pages 151-159
  11. Abdelkader Aïnouche, Aurore Paris, Delphine Giraud, Jean Keller, Pauline Raimondeau, Frédéric Mahé et al.
    Pages 161-186

About this book


This book on lupin genomics primarily focuses on the narrow-leafed lupin (NLL), and details the genomic resources that have been developed and how they are currently being used to help advance both fundamental and applied research on NLL in areas ranging from its domestication to plant–microbe interactions and syntenic relationships between NLL and other legume crops. It also reports on genomic efforts being pursued with regard to other lupin crops.
Lupins are important ecological ‘engineers’: they can colonise and thrive in low-nutrient soils due to their ability to fix atmospheric nitrogen in symbiosis with bacteria and efficiently take up phosphorous. Recently, lupins have attracted considerable interest, not only because of their value for sustainable farming as a break crop, but also as a potential ‘super food’ for fighting major health issues in connection with diabetes and obesity.
Narrow-leafed lupin is the main grain legume crop, grown primarily in Australia, and was therefore selected for the development of a reference lupin genome and associated genomic resources. Its genome has recently been sequenced with a focus on the gene-rich space, which has advanced the development of new breeding tools for the improvement of NLL and related lupin crops.


breeding strategies legume genomics Fabaceae lupine Lupinus Narrow-leafed lupin (NLL) Australian breeding program alternative to soybean lupin domestication

Editors and affiliations

  • Karam B. Singh
    • 1
  • Lars G. Kamphuis
    • 2
  • Matthew N. Nelson
    • 3
  1. 1.Agriculture and FoodCommonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research OrganisationWembleyAustralia
  2. 2.Agriculture and FoodCommonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research OrganisationWembleyAustralia
  3. 3.Agriculture and FoodCommonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research OrganisationWembleyAustralia

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