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Genome sequence(s) of chickpea (Cicer arietinum)

The June issue of Plant Journal features the new draft sequence of a 'desi-type' chickpea genome. You might recall that another group recently published a draft whole genome shotgun sequence of a 'kabuli' chickpea variety in Nature Biotechnology.

You can read an interesting commentary on these on the AoB blog .

Jaiswal lab assembles the transcriptome of a noxious weed Brachypodium sylvaticum

Scientists from Oregon State University and Portland State University develop the transcriptome and other genetic resources of an invasive plant, Brachypodium sylvaticum, for extensive research on plant adaptation.