The Lotus japonicus Genome

  • Satoshi Tabata
  • Jens Stougaard

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. The Importance of Lotus as a Model and a Crop

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Joana Ferreira, Andrea Pedrosa-Harand
      Pages 9-20
    3. Niels Sandal, Shusei Sato
      Pages 21-31
  3. Genomics and Functional Genomics of Lotus and the Microsymbionts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Shusei Sato, Stig U. Andersen
      Pages 35-40
    3. A. Binder, T. Soyano, M. Hayashi, M. Parniske, S. Radutoiu
      Pages 59-71
    4. Masayoshi Kawaguchi
      Pages 73-78
  4. Metabolic Pathways, Secondary Metabolites and Defense Responses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Cécile Vriet, Anne Edwards, Alison M. Smith, Trevor L. Wang
      Pages 97-115
    3. Carmen M. Pérez-Delgado, Margarita García-Calderón, Alfredo Credali, José M. Vega, Marco Betti, Antonio J. Márquez
      Pages 117-124
    4. Vladimir Totev Valkov, Maurizio Chiurazzi
      Pages 125-136
    5. Manuel Becana, Manuel A. Matamoros, Javier Ramos, Maria C. Rubio, Martha Sainz
      Pages 137-147
    6. Tomomi Nakagawa, Shin Okazaki, Naoto Shibuya
      Pages 163-169
    7. Yuji Sawada, Toshio Aoki
      Pages 171-182
    8. Jerome Verdier, Kaustav Bandyopadhyay, Michael Udvardi
      Pages 183-199
    9. Svend Dam, Jens Stougaard
      Pages 201-208
  5. Resources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Masayoshi Kawaguchi, Niels Sandal
      Pages 211-220
    3. Eigo Fukai, Anna Małolepszy, Niels Sandal, Makoto Hayashi, Stig U. Andersen
      Pages 221-227
    4. Trevor L. Wang, Fran Robson
      Pages 229-243
    5. Masatsugu Hashiguchi, Ryo Akashi
      Pages 245-257
    6. Hideki Hirakawa, Terry Mun, Shusei Sato, Stig U. Andersen
      Pages 259-267

About this book


This book provides insights into some of the key achievements made in the study of Lotus japonicus (birdsfoot trefoil), as well as a timely overview of topics that are pertinent for future developments in legume genomics. Key topics covered include endosymbiosis, development, hormone regulation, carbon/nitrogen and secondary metabolism, as well as advances made in high-throughput genomic and genetic approaches.

Research focusing on model plants has underpinned the recent growth in plant genomics and genetics and provided a basis for investigations of major crop species. In the legume family Fabaceae, groundbreaking genetic and genomic research has established a significant body of knowledge on Lotus japonicus, which was adopted as a model species more than 20 years ago. The diverse nature of legumes means that such research has a wide potential and agricultural impact, for example, on the world’s protein production.


Crop genomic Endosymbiosis Fabaceae genetics Genetic linkage maps Legume genetics Nitrogen fixation Plant Breeding Plant whole-genome sequencing Trefoil

Editors and affiliations

  • Satoshi Tabata
    • 1
  • Jens Stougaard
    • 2
  1. 1.Kazusa DNA Research InstituteKisarazuJapan
  2. 2.Department of Molecular Biology and GeneticsUniversity of AarhusAarhusDenmark

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