Article: Open-source mungbean genetic information website enables better varieties

Food, Open Provisioning

Open-source mungbean genetic information website enables better varieties

Scientists and mungbean growers around the world now have access to an open-source website containing the latest genetic information on the qualities of 560 accessions of mungbean. The new website, from QUT’s Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities, provides a database of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genetic markers which can be used to map a variety of traits like disease resistance and yield.

Professor Sagadevan Mundree said the website’s information was open-source to give breeders and research scientists access to new genetic knowledge on important mungbean traits to produce better varieties for Australia’s mungbean growers.

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