Mungbean Genome and Synteny with Other Genomes

  • Yang Jae Kang
  • Jungmin HaEmail author
Part of the Compendium of Plant Genomes book series (CPG)


Mungbean (Vigna radiata (L.) R. Wilczek var. radiata) is an important source of protein and carbohydrate in Asia. Despite its importance in the diet of the world’s populace, genetic and genomic information of mungbean had been scarce compared to other legumes such as soybean or chickpea. The publication of mungbean reference genome sequence in 2014 has allowed diverse genetic and genomic studies in mungbean and its close relative legume species. The genome of adzuki bean (Vigna angularis) has been sequenced and assembled using the synteny relationship with mungbean genome and genetic information in soybean has been transferred to mungbean genome through translational genomics approach. Within a relatively short period time, a large amount of genetic and genomic resources has been accumulated in mungbean. To make use of the information and develop genomics-based breeding programs, it is essential to construct a data hub to share the information. Strong genomic resources and databases will accelerate mungeban breeding programs in the near future.


Mungbean Genome Synteny Genomic resources Breeding 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Applied Life Science DepartmentGyeongsang National University, PMBBRCJinjuRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Division of Life Science DepartmentGyeongsang National UniversityJinjuRepublic of Korea
  3. 3.Department of Plant Science and Research Institute of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Seoul National UniversitySeoulRepublic of Korea
  4. 4.Plant Genomics and Breeding Institute, Seoul National UniversitySeoulRepublic of Korea

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