Keynote 2 – Tracing Legume origin and evolution through computational reconstruction of extinct ancestral genomes

14 May 2019
09:00

Keynote 2 – Tracing Legume origin and evolution through computational reconstruction of extinct ancestral genomes

Scientific plenary conference given by Dr Jérôme Salse, Research Director, National Research Institute of Agronomy.

In comparing the genomes of garden pea (Pisum sativum), peanut (Arachis duranensis), lotus (Lotus Japonicus), barrel medic (Medicago truncatula), chickpea (Cicer arietinum), pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan), soybean (Glycine max), common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris), mungbean (Vigna radiate), adzuki bean (Vigna angularis), we reconstructed the ancestral genome of the Legume family as well as those of the major Millettoid and Galegoid subfamilies. Beside a deep understanding of the evolution of the modern legumes from the reconstructed founder ancestors, the current paleogenomics data, delivering the complete catalog of paralogous and orthologous gene relationships between legumes, can be used as a guide to perform translational research between the investigated species to accelerate the dissection of conserved agronomical traits.

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