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Data released on February 28, 2014

Genomic data of the chickpea (Cicer arietinum).

Azam, S; Baek, J; Bharti, A, K; Cannon, S; Carrasquilla-Garcia, N; Condie, J, A; Farmer, A, D; Gaur, P, M; Hane, J, K; He, W; Iwata, A; Millan, T; Nelson, W; Penmetsa, R; Ramsay, L, D; Rosen, B, D; Saxena, R, K; Sharpe, A, G; Soderlund, C; Song, C; Taran, B; Upadhyaya, H, D; Varshney, R, K; Wang, Y; Winter, P; Xu, C; Yu, S; Zhang, X; Zhao, S; Gowda, C, L; Luo, M; Thudi, M; Singh, N, P; Lichtenzveig, J; Gali, K, K; Rubio, J; Nadarajan, N; Dolezel, J; Bansal, K, C; Xu, X; Edwards, D; Zhang, G; Kahl, G; Gil, J; Singh, K, B; Datta, S, K; Jackson, S, A; Wang, J; Cook, D, R (2014): Genomic data of the chickpea (Cicer arietinum). GigaScience Database. RIS BibTeX Text

Chickpea (Cicer arietinum) is one of the world's most consumed pulses. The Chickpea plant has finely divided leaves, giving it a feathery appearance. The pods are oblong (2 to 3 by 1 to 2 cm) and contain one or two beaked seeds which may be white, yellow, red, brown, or nearly black. They do well in a cool, dry climate and are grown in India as a winter crop.
The draft of the chickpea genome is based on genotype CDC Frontier, a Canadian kabuli chickpea variety.

DNA from the chickpea was collected and e sequenced the 0.74 Gb genome to a depth of approximately 207 x with short reads from a series of libraries with various insert sizes ( 170bp, 500bp, 800bp, 2kb, 5kb, 10kb and 20kb) on a HiSeq 2000 sequencer.
The assembled scaffolds of high quality sequences total 153 Gb, with the contig and scaffold N50 values of 645 kb and 39.9 Mb respectively. We identified 28,256 protein-coding genes with an mean coding length of 1,166 bp.

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Read the peer-reviewed publication(s):

Varshney, R. K., Song, C., Saxena, R. K., Azam, S., Yu, S., Sharpe, A. G., … Cook, D. R. (2013). Draft genome sequence of chickpea (Cicer arietinum) provides a resource for trait improvement. Nature Biotechnology, 31(3), 240–246. doi:10.1038/nbt.2491

Accessions (data included in GigaDB):

BioProject: PRJNA175619


Samples: Table Settings


Common Name
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Sample Attributes
Taxonomic ID
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Sample IDTaxonomic IDCommon NameGenbank NameScientific NameSample Attributes
Chickpea-CDC Frontier3827Cicer arietinumchickpeaCicer arietinum Cultivar:CDC Frontier
Geographic location (country and/or sea,region):no...
Geographic location (latitude and longitude):not r...
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File NameSample IDData TypeFile FormatSizeRelease Date 
Chickpea-CDC FrontierSequence assemblyFASTA512.89 MB2014-02-28
Chickpea-CDC FrontierCoding sequenceFASTA33.2 MB2014-02-28
Chickpea-CDC FrontierAnnotationGFF9.41 MB2014-02-28
Chickpea-CDC FrontierProtein sequenceFASTA12.54 MB2014-02-28
ReadmeTEXT0.51 KB2014-02-28
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