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Transition to legumeinfo.org underway
October 08, 2014 at 10:31 MDT

The transition of the LIS "classic" site functionality to the site at legumeinfo.org is underway. Please check the News on that site for further updates regarding the project and other events of interest to the community.

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Draft genome assemblies released for diploid Arachis spp.
April 02, 2014 at 16:39 MDT

Draft genome assemblies released for diploid Arachis spp.

Draft genome assemblies have been released by the International Peanut Genome Initiative for Arachis duranensis and Arachis ipaensis, the wild diploid progenitor species (A and B genomes, respectively), for the cultivated tetraploid species Arachis hypogaea. More information concerning the release can be found here.

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Open postdoctoral position in computational and plant evolutionary biology
January 24, 2014 at 15:57 MST

Open postdoctoral position in computational and plant evolutionary biology

The project involves construction and analysis of plant gene families and phylogenies, particularly focusing on the large legume family, and development of a corresponding database and on-line tools for accessing and exploring gene families and associated annotations. Gene families and genes with known functions will be associated both for applied breeding purposes and to investigate selected evolutionary and...

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Cowpea Consortium SNP Genotyping Chip
November 11, 2013 at 16:49 MST

Cowpea Consortium SNP Genotyping Chip

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, in partnership with colleagues in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal, intend to develop a 60,000-SNP array for cowpea that will emphasize diversity within breeding germplasm of relevance to Sub-Saharan Africa and US production regions.

We are currently collecting information from the research community to better understand the sample and pricing needs, and would greatly appreciate your...

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legumeinfo.org site is live
October 25, 2013 at 18:16 MDT

legumeinfo.org, a new partner site  ("annex") for LIS has been established using the Tripal framework (powered by Chado). Our hope is to encourage sharing of data and tools among other groups using these community-supported open standards.http://legumeinfo.org

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Medicago truncatula v4 Public Release
August 07, 2013 at 15:45 MDT

Medicago truncatula v4 Public Release: The Plant Genomics group at the J. Craig Venter Institute is pleased to announce the public release of version 4.0 of the Medicago truncatula A17 genome sequence and annotation.

The Mt4.0 pseudomolecules span ~384 Mb of which ~366 Mb is actual sequence. Most of the sequences that were previously on fragmented Illumina contigs in Mt3.5 have now been incorporated into the pseudomolecules. Genome annotation was carried out using our in-house pipeline...

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Genome browser for common bean
March 13, 2013 at 14:31 MDT

The LIS genome browser for common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) is ready -- also accessible via the LIS bean page.

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Chickpea genome assembly and annotation data
February 05, 2013 at 10:14 MST

The sequence and annotation data for the recent chickpea genome sequence publication has been incorporated into a genome browser and into the LIS sequence search.

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A new website on nodulation status of legumes:
January 08, 2013 at 10:56 MST

Interactive Legume Database of Nodulation, developed by Janet Sprent and Euan James.

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New Lupinus albus transcriptome assembly
November 29, 2012 at 17:24 MST

A de novo transcriptome assembly for Lupinus albus has been generously shared with users of LIS by the lab of Carroll Vance.

Sequences and preliminary annotations may be downloaded from the Lupinus albus Resources or queried via LIS Sequence Search tools.

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Updates to LIS sequence search
October 16, 2012 at 15:29 MDT

Following the initial release of the new visualizations for sequence search results, we've added a few more options for

presentation of the underlying BLAST search results (HSP list):

  • View as partition (the same interactive categorization tree from the dual-view, but without the tabular representation)
  • View as table (the same html table from the dual-view, but without the partition)
  • View as gff (self-explanatory, we hope)


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New Sequence Search Functionality
October 03, 2012 at 17:42 MDT

We've just released a new way to search legume sequence databases at LIS with BLAST. In addition to consolidating the many different search interfaces into one, we've created some new interactive visualizations of the result sets that we hope will prove a useful way for researchers to get an overview of their search results and explore the details guided by the insights provided by this overview. Let us know what you think!

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New genetic map
September 21, 2012 at 16:27 MDT

High-density genetic map of a diploid ancestor of cultivated peanut (Nagy et al, 2012)

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Comparative Legumes is back online!
September 15, 2012 at 20:40 MDT

Thanks to the great Systems and Networks staff at NCGR for the quick turnaround on their ISP upgrade. The LIS site is back online Saturday evening!

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Site downtime: 2012-09-14 10AM to 6PM
September 14, 2012 at 14:59 MDT

NCGR is switching ISPs and we've been advised that the hosted sites will be unreachable until the change is completed.

Sorry for any inconvenience this causes.

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New genetic maps, QTLs, Annual Review
July 07, 2012 at 16:25 MDT

New genetic maps, with QTLs & Annual Review: Peanut (Gautami et al. 2012; Qin et al. 2012), Bean Galeano et al. 2011. Annual Review (Young & Bharti, 2012)

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A new genome browser
December 22, 2011 at 09:33 MST

A pigeonpea genome browser has been added to the other three legume genomes (Medicago, Lotus, and soybean). Check out the synteny tracks that relate each one to the others.

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Two new legume genomes!
November 18, 2011 at 10:50 MST

A draft pigeon pea genome was described Nov 6, and the Medicago genome on Nov 16. See the Medicago genome at the LIS genome browser. A LIS pigeonpea genome browser will be available soon.

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LIS at Wikipedia
November 16, 2011 at 11:26 MST

Wikipedia now has an entry for the Legume Information System. 

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New gene family pages!
October 11, 2011 at 13:24 MDT

Please explore the new gene family pages (aka "LEGGLE", for LEGume Gene and Locus Evolution). LEGGLE is a collection of gene families and related analyses and tools, focusing on gene families and phylogenies in the legumes. The families should extend back to the eudicots -- i.e. should include sequences (when available) from Arabidopsis and grape, as well as from soybean, Medicago, Lotus, and some other legume transcript sets. The families are based on the Phytozome...

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