A new released Chinese soybean genome facilitates soybean elite cultivar improvement | Digital Science

A new released Chinese soybean genome facilitates soybean elite cultivar improvement

Soybean (Glycine max [L.] Merr.) is one of the most important crops, providing more than half of global oilseed production and more than a quarter of the world’s protein for food and animal feed. Studies have indicated that the cultivated was domesticated in China approximately 5,000 years ago and then disseminated worldwide. During the introduction and dissemination process, has undergone strictly genetic bottlenecks, resulting in the accessions from different geographic areas possibly exhibiting high genetic diversity. The current reference was sequenced from Williams 82, which is a domesticated in America. Asia is one of the largest planting and consuming areas, its production is essential for global food . A high-quality reference genome is crucial for functional analysis of a species. Therefore, it is necessary to assemble a new high-quality genome from Asian accessions to facilitate Asia functional genomics study and cultivar improvement.

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