Welcome to the Cool Season Food Legume Genome Database
The cool season food legume crops, listed in order of U.S. production are pea (Pisum sativum L.), lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.), chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) and faba bean (Vicia faba L.). Members of the Fabaceae family, these legumes are distinguished by providing delicious and nutritious (high quality protein, mineral nutrients, vitamins and fiber) grains to the diet. These crops serve as an important part of sustainable agricultural systems by providing biologically fixed nitrogen and serving as a key rotation crop. Genomic information from the sequenced legume crops (Medicago truncatula, Lotus japonicus, Glycine max) along with genomic data from the cool season food legumes provide a framework and road map for crop improvement. This web-enabled database will be populated with relevant data to serve as a portal for breeders to browse and query data regarding traits, trait heritability, and genotypes. Thus the database is being developed to serve as a resource to facilitate cool season food legume plant breeding and research by providing centralized, integrated access to genetic and genomic information. We aim to gather the relevant research information and invite you to participate in the Cool Season Food Legume Genome Database.